Why Backups Are So Critical
One of the final lines of defense in your cyber security plan is ensuring that you have ALL of your critical data backed up. On top of that, you should make sure that it is not directly tied to your network. Why you might ask? If someone is able to access your network and they take their time, one of the first things they would do would be to corrupt your data backups so that you would be more reliant on their “unencryption” fee.
I can imagine you already saying, “That never happens!” But it does happen. It happened to a large law firm (100+ law firm) in Atlanta Georgia. The hackers got access to the server and had access for over a month. The first thing they did was to disable notifications and corrupt the data backups.
There are a few parts to a data backup plan (if you want to learn more, download our free report on data backups):
- Ensure that you are backing up multiple times per day.
- Ensure that your data backups also go off-site.
- Ensure that your backups are getting tested on a regular basis.
Please remember, your backups are only as good as the restores. The test restores are the most important part.
Need more details? Feel free to reach out to Mike Clemmons at 317-372-7625 or www.bytecafe.net/about-us/contact-us/
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