We cannot think that bad things only happen to others. Companies, more than ever, need to be prepared to respond to a potential computer disaster. The digital age we live in is conducive to the occurrence of computer disasters, as there are more and more threats and these are more sophisticated and unpredictable than ever before. Thus, it is essential that the answer to the question “your company is prepared for a computer disaster” is a huge “yes”! We have created a checklist so you can see if your company is effectively ready to respond to a computer disaster!
Your business is ready if you have backups in a variety of environments
It is now essential for a company’s most important information to have multiple copies in different environments and formats, so there is no risk of getting lost forever. If you previously saved the data on external disks or on your pen’s was enough to ensure they were safe, nowadays it is advisable to use the Cloud, as it is one of the most reliable and safe solutions in the market. In addition to having your data stored in a secure location, you can access all information from any location and any device, as long as you have access to the Internet. A system crash or an external attack seriously threatens a company’s productivity. In case of failures, reports and important data can be lost forever and even with a policy of frequent backups, you may never be able to recover information that is essential for the company. When using a storage in the Cloud, the data is completely safe even in the most extreme cases of computer disaster.
Your company is prepared if protect data in all environments
Data masking is designed to create a structurally identical version of the data, but not the same as the original version. This technique creates a database with fictitious but realistic information that can be used for testing and training purposes. Data masking solutions offer a variety of sophisticated scrambling techniques to protect sensitive data, irreversibly replacing them with data that is not real, while maintaining referential integrity of the database. It is increasingly important that companies adopt this technique, as computer attacks are increasingly sophisticated, which makes them more unpredictable and more lethal. Datapeers is a good example of a data masking product.
Your company is prepared if you have a disaster recovery solution
It is very important to have a recovery service in the Cloud so that even in the event of a computer disaster there is no total loss of data . RAAS, for example, is a dedicated infrastructure with selective replication. This service enables nearly instantaneous disaster activation on virtual servers in a remote environment. In this way, even in the case of more extreme disasters, the information is easily recovered, not interfering with the usual performance of the company. RAAS is a service fully managed by specialized team that gives you the possibility to recover a virtual server in second.