Ransomware, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Is Your Business Prepared?
Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are the lowest hanging fruit for hackers who don’t care about the size of your business, they care about the payout. They rely on SMBs having subpar security, making your business their favourite target. Most SMBs don’t have the manpower to combat cyber security risks in house, so what is the most effective way to protect yourself from this growing threat? The answer is managed IT services such as those offered by Datto, a North American company with offices worldwide who provide SMBs with enterprise level technology; Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) to shield against imminent cyberattacks, data breaches and disasters.
It’s not “if” but “when” – no one is immune to the threat of ransomware. Why? It’s profitable and it works. Moreover, a U.N study stated only 10 percent of SMB cybercrimes result in conviction meaning small risk / big reward which draws more and more cybercriminals to approach ransomware as a profession rather than a hobby. The data is clear:
Business continuity planning ensures that over the longer term, your company will recover and survive. While DR focuses on hardware and operations, BC dials in on management systems, educating employees, strategic choices, leadership and a holistic survival strategy. An impact analysis helps you to understand the risks that are unique to your company or industry and highlights the best ways to prepare for them.
Disasters come in many forms and mother nature is historically the most prominent and consistent of them all. Consider wildfires in the west and southeast, hurricanes like the most recent Dorian sweeping up in the east and Gulf Coast or flooding and tornadoes. Even mundane events like power outages, computer viruses, and human error pose a serious and costly risk. In fact, employee education on the risks of email phishing scams and ransomware embedded in emails is one of the most important first steps an SMB can make. Disasters always have and will continue to happen to anyone, anywhere. The question remains you are prepared for when they do. As a Datto Professional Partner, JBM Office Systems is equipped to help your business survive a cyber-attack
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