This Week’s Cybersecurity Tip of the Week, provided by PacketLogix IT Security Tip: 4 Ways to Prepare for a Data Disaster
1. Talk to Your IT Provider. This is your go-to, and where to begin the conversation. An IT provider can provide a risk assessment, and then offer solutions to save you from data loss. Think of the spreadsheet you have been working with for months. It would be a shame if it were gone forever. How about that project you and the team have been assigned with a rapidly approaching deadline? It would be a waste of time and a hassle to recreate if the file became corrupt or were lost. In any case, selecting a Backup/Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution for servers and any workstations can help alleviate this. 2. Be a Part of the Conversation. You know better than anyone what files you need access to for a successful day at work. Be involved in the process of backing up your data. Then, should your company fall victim to ransomware or data loss, you will know how to respond. Your IT provider will ultimately be responsible for recovering your data and maintaining your backups, of course, but knowing how to access your files while they get you back up and running may require an extra step. When the disaster recovery solution is put into place, there may also be some training available to you from your IT provider that should prove helpful. 3. Know That You Are Protected. Work with your IT provider and your manager by learning the answer to this question: “If we fall victim to ransomware, or our company files are lost, what do we do?” With this simple question, you can prevent costly downtime and data loss. You can protect your office and coworkers from being locked out of your files indefinitely by assisting in establishing an effective disaster recovery plan and a disaster mitigation plan. When it comes to a data disruption, it’s not a question of if but when. 4. Get Security Awareness Training. You, the end-user, possess the power to prevent an attack by identifying a phishing email and warning others. When you learn to spot a malicious phishing attempt and can assist others to do the same you become a powerful force for good! Create a culture of security and minimize the risk!
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