The Importance of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

Reliance on information technology can be risky. Attempts to steal, expose or modify data are a constant reality. Hacks to infect applications or make them unavailable frequently occur. Enterprises not fully prepared to face the challenges of a disaster risk severe losses, including automation and active engagement.

What is a Disaster?

A disaster is any event that disrupts the ability to provide services. This event can be natural or manmade. For example, a ransomware attack would be an event that renders most of an enterprise’s data unavailable to customers and staff. Similarly, an earthquake that destroys an important enterprise facility would also disrupt services, and, therefore, could also be termed a disaster.

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