Do you have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place?
We have seen a lot of companies rely on manually backing up their data on an external drive, but Backup and Disaster recovery is a lot more than that.
Backup and disaster recovery plan is crucial for any business, as all business now depend entirely on computer software and electronic data.
You should always have a tested and updated Backup plan, disaster recovery and business continuity plan. By saying disaster recovery , we are referring to how soon you want to be up and running (RTO – Recovery Time Objective ) and at which point of time in the past to which you will recover (RPO – Recovery Point Objective). A lot of factors need to be considered when designing your disaster recovery / business continuity plan.
Managing and monitoring your daily backups is key for your disaster recovery / business continuity plan and 1 of the essential 8 maturity model as per The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents
Do you need a solution whereby you can restore a file or even an email at a point of time in the past
Daily backup of important data, Regularly back up all data and store it securely offline.
Why? That way your organisation can access data again if it suffers a cyber security incident.
Essential 8 - ASD Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents