Make an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business

Make an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business


In this installment of Executech Courses, Eric Montague, CEO of Executech discusses the importance of having a disaster recovery plan for your business and the key considerations you should take to protect your data.

Disaster Recovery for Business Transcript/Overview:

Plan. Prepare. Protect.

  • Common Business Disasters
    • Hardware Failure
    • Software Corruption Ransomware or Other Cyberattack
    • Power Outages
    • Natural Disaster
    • Theft
  • Common Business Disasters Statistics
    • 40% of businesses close after suffering a disaster
    • 75% of businesses do not have a disaster recovery plan
    • 52% of businesses say it would take at least 3 months to recover from a disaster
  • Ransomware/Malware Statistics
    • 400,000 new malware variants detected PER DAY
    • 48% of ransomware victims pay $2500 or more
    • 2 DAYS – Average length of time to be restored after paying ransom
    • 30% of victims who pay don’t get restored
  • Disaster Planning & Recovery
    • Put policies and procedures in place today
      • Prevent Disaster
      • Speed up Recovery
      • Streamline Current Processes
  • First Steps
    • Backup
    • Replication
  • Replication Considerations
    • Differences vs Backup
    • Self Performed
    • HypverV vs. VMware
    • Azure Site Recovery
  • Backup
  • Backup Products
    • Mozy
    • Carbonite
    • Cloudflare
  • Protection
    • Sophos Intercept X
  • Recovery Plan
    • Determine critical systems
    • Identify and assign roles with contact info
    • Vendor contact info/escalation list
    • TESTING is critical
  • Systems
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Customer-facing websites
    • SMS Text
    • Internet
  • Restoration & Rebuild
    • Determine threshold of downtime (immediate or 24 hours)
    • What is mission critical?
    • Insurance

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