Most of the business houses today are reliant critically upon IT systems and so crisis management is highly important considering systems may go down due to temporary power outage, ransomware or hacker attack, loss of data center, lost or corrupted files, natural disaster, or an application failure due to software virus. Here are few things to do to earn no-or-less risk.
Businesses have their own risk tolerance thresholds and understanding it highly important as protection as well as recovery needs are based on those. One must first identify critical systems and thereafter ask how much data loss and downtime can withstand. Moreover, it is important to know adequate protection schedule and the impact on being down for a certain period of time.
Usually businesses assume a natural disaster-type event would lead to crisis, but in today’s era other assumptions should also be taken into consideration like ransomeware attacks, power outages, server failures and user errors too including accidental deletion of data.
While implementing a protection solution one need to apply a benefit-risk analysis, which is very similar to purchasing insurance. Also, whether to implement a protection solution by replicating data to secondary hardware, but this would incur up-front capital expenditure.
Sustained attention is required and one need to run recovery protocols on regular basis to ensure adequate breadth and depth of test coverage.
Remember, IT resilience is dynamic and the need of solution is continued attention to ensure successful recovery.