For companies that have been on the receiving end of cyber attacks, 60% will close down in a matter of six months following the incident. If you are in business, you do not want this to end up being your fate. Despite this, very few companies take cybersecurity seriously or anything to do with IT. You need to review your protocols as far as disaster recovery strategies go. It is easier to make better strategies when you know what is lacking in your disaster recovery policy. To start with, your backup plan should accessible. Do not let what you see in movies influence you into believing that the disaster recovery plans for your network should be a secret. The entire team should have information about this because you do not know who will be in a position to act when the time comes. Ensure the decision on where these plans should be at all the time is made by the entire team. Remember that even the best plans do fail at times. Many will overlook the basics but this is usually the cause of the downfalls. Besides producing printed copies, you need the plans on some USB keys. Natural disasters may make the office inaccessible which is why having some of the plans outside of the office is a good move.
After coming up with the disaster recovery plan, some people think that is all there is but it is hardly the truth. You need to test whether the plan works or not. Testing is not about the first few minutes but rather going all in. This is how you know whether you will be able to recover the entire data or not. You will prepare better when you are well informed instead of learning the shortcomings of the plan when the worst has already happened. Also, the testing process will allow you to see the existing gaps. Also, remember to integrate your plan with the new technology as it is released over time. You cannot win when you are fighting current security threats with outdated software. The best thing you can do for your firm when it comes to disaster recovery is customizing the plan. Do not just pick what the next firm has and be done with it. Identify your unique needs and develop your plan based on that. Be as unique and specific in addressing the security threats as possible. If you are doing this with no outside help, you should not leave any stone unturned. Some IT companies will push you into buying a standard security plan while making tall promises and you need to be wise enough to avoid such.