Disaster data recovery plans are put in place, to ensure you protect your data against any incumbent risk, by either preventing the risk before it occurs or preventing a lot of destruction if it has occurred already and more so help you recover data in case a disaster takes place. Many enterprises have embrace formulation of a data disaster recovery as they have seen the need for one with time, disasters could be natural for example earthquakes, tornados, avalanche, tsunamis, fire, flood etc. ,man-made such as power failure, nuclear accidents and at times they may result from computer security exploit like hacking, cyber-attacks, computer viruses, denial of services and malware exploits.
How can you prevent these attacks on your system?
Here are ways you can boost your data recovery plan so as to ensure you always have your system in place in case of any disaster.
• Regularly test your recover plan to ensure its working accurately and will effectively protect your system when danger comes. Conduct checks through your team of experts and make correct where necessary also make any updates that you deem fit for the security of your systems. By so doing you are assured of protection in case a disaster strikes in the organization or in the neighboring.
• Back up your data every time you make updates or correction to the information in your system. This could be done through use of a cloud, it’s safe and the backed up data isn’t located in your working premises so in case of any disaster striking you are always assured of getting your exact data safe and intact.
• Always keep your operating system and software up to date, this reduces vulnerability of your system reducing chances of an attack on your system as all the exploitable entry points are closed and so any attacker to your system will have to back off. it’s essential to have an up-to-date antivirus to detect and get rid of malwares that may enter your system as you browse and also to scan other software you would like to install in your system.
• Limit the users of your system ability to install any software they would like to install in your system, let them seek permission so that the software can be verified before its installed, it could mark the beginning of your downfall without your knowledge, also find a way to tap into email logs in your system to avoid following unsolicited web links in the email which may lead to phishing or denial of services.
• Put in place strict security measures in the room that your servers are to protect your systems data, this could be done through: locking up the server room, restricting access to the server room, having fire suppression system in the server room and adequate cooling system in case of overheating, water proof glass or wall is much recommended too.
I believe you will consider a recovery plan for your data and not only a plan consider boosting it to enhance its efficiency.