Why is a Disaster Recovery Plan Important?

 Why is a Disaster Recovery Plan Important?

When you’re working in a business, always be prepared for the unexpected. Believe it or not, disasters are quite common in the workplace. Sometimes, it’s easy to prepare for them, but in other cases, they might hit when you least expect them to. With power outages, for example, they happen in the blink of an eye. If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place when one occurs, it could have a major impact on your business. With that said, what are some other reasons you should have a disaster recovery plan, and the consequences involved with lacking one?

Whether it’s a security breach in the business or a hacker trying to scam you in cyberspace, man-made disasters are quite common in the workplace. Having a disaster recovery plan is important so that in the case something does happen, you literally have nothing to lose.

As an example, let’s take a look at a more recent threat known as ransomware. Not only are the files on your hard drive locked and your computer inaccessible, but the cybercriminal also demands a large sum of money. If you fail to pay them, all the files of your hard drive are deleted. On the other hand, if you have all of your data backed up, there’s no need to worry. After all, the criminal doesn’t get power from locking your hard drive. They control you by threatening to delete your valuable information. With your data backed up, however, their scare tactics won’t work.

However, not every disaster in the workplace is because of hackers or even natural disasters. Sometimes, it’s due to mistakes we make. It’s easy to get careless and delete sensitive information, especially when it doesn’t seem to be of use anymore. With that said, always double-check to see if what you’re about to delete still has value, or if it may be of use later. In the case that you still carelessly delete some sensitive info, this is why it’s important to have a disaster recovery plan. Regularly store your data on a USB flash drive, and invest in cloud computing as well. 

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