Preparing for Doomsday – How to Develop a Data Recovery Plan

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Are you prepared in the case of a natural disaster, computer virus, or something else that wipes out your important data?

If you don’t have a data recovery plan, not only could you lose important information, but you could also get in trouble with the law. Different industries, like legal and financial industries, have specific backup and data security requirements.

Continue reading this article as we talk to you about setting up a data recovery strategy that will work for you.

Determine the Types of Threats Your Business Faces

Before you start setting up your strategy, you should make a list of the types of threats your business faces. Threats might not be a major hacker attack that cripples your systems. A threat might simply be an angry employee that decides they want to strike back at the company for overlooking them for a promotion.

Listing and categorizing all the threats that might happen in your company will give you an idea of what you need to worry about and what isn’t a priority.

Determine What Data Recovery You Have in Place

Even if you don’t have a full strategy in place, you likely have some pieces to the puzzle. Look at the processes you have in place and see how quickly they could get you back to operational status again.

If your company goes offline and can’t do business for even a day, this could cause serious problems and allow your competition to swoop in and gain market share. 

Outsource or Create In House Means to Backup Your Data

When you’re setting up your data recovery strategy, you can do everything in house, or you can outsource it to a company that specializes in this field like Be Structured Technology Group.

If you aren’t well-versed in technology and don’t want to hire a team to take care of managing your IT and other important tasks in this realm, you might consider outsourcing. If you have people in house that understand what needs to go into preparing for a breach or disaster, in house could be the way to go.

If you choose to take care of your own data backups, you should do thorough research into products and tools that will make the process easy to implement and foolproof.

Test Your Backups & Data Recovery Plan

Whether you’re outsourcing or you’re doing everything in house, you should test your backups and data recovery plan. Hoping it works won’t make you feel safe, and it is easy to miss a possible threat if you don’t do testing.

Creating a Data Recovery Plan

Now you know more about the importance of creating a data recovery plan and how to get started. You can keep yourself, your data, and your company safe in case of an attack, accident, or disaster.

Do you need more help with technical issues or other similar topics? Our site is full of articles that can help you as you’re working to create systems and processes to keep your data safe.

Browse our site, find your favorite tech articles, drop a bookmark, and come back soon to read more.

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