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What Types of Incidents and Disasters Do BDRs Protect Against?

Sep 9, 2020 1:11:27 PM / by The ABP Security Team

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s “be prepared for everything”.  If you haven’t crafted a well-thought out recovery plan, your company’s data is riding the boundary line without a net 

If you’ve ever wondered where the value of Disaster BDRs lie, here are a few examples: 

 

Operator Error 

We’ve all been there, accidentally clicking a seemingly innocent link, empowering our computer for air born flightgeographically displacing our mobile devices or deleting something we intended to save. User error was cited as the number one cause of data loss in a 2015 Databarracks survey. Backup is important in ensuring these mistakes don’t turn into serious problems. 

 

Hardware Failure 

Hard drives, servers, desktops and other devices have varying life expectancies and refresh cycles, but hardware fails ofter and usually without warningCaused by normal wear and tear, defects, or unknown and unseen forcesyour business needs to be prepared. BDR can help you ensure that your company’s full datasets are replicated and easily accessible should something suddenly stop working. 

 

File Corruption & Software Failure 

Software will also occasionally fail. Have you ever lost a file or datasets without seeming reason or warning?  A BDR can offer you data recover and provide total restores for your machines. 

 

Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather 

Enter 2020, mayhem can happen.  According to Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector, small businesses lose an average of $3,000 each day they are closed due to a major storm or natural disasterCertain locations seem to have more routine closures and resulting power outages, small leaks and other less severe issues creating costly downtime, BDR is a no-brainer. 

 

In-House Threats 

If a disgruntled employee were to intentionally encrypt, delete, steal or corrupt sensitive information, having that data backed up ensures that it can be recovered and restored. This isn’t to say that BDR can necessarily prevent such behavior, but it helps to mitigate damage. 

 

External Cybercrime

Viruses, malware and cybercrime – especially ransomware – are increasingly- dangerous threats today, and near constant. The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Report claims that businesses saw an average of 160 successful cyber-attacks per week. BDR can help you save money when attacked. 

 

Work with an MSP to receive the BDR Support and data protection you need. 

Call 303-778-0600 to get in touch with us today! 

 

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