Whether you run your own SME, or you are in charge of a larger corporation, data back-up has never been more important than it is right now.
With an increase in high profile data breaches over the last few years, as well as progressively sophisticated malware, it is vital that you ensure that your business is sufficiently protected.
Did you know that there are an estimated 2,244 cyber-attacks
globally each day? Many of these involve the targeting of extremely sensitive
data that can often result in a business losing both its reputation and its ability
to continue trading. However, data security is not just about protecting your
data from these cybercriminals; it is also about the ability to recover your
data if the worst does happen.
Even with the latest and greatest in security
software, unfortunately, your business could still become a victim of cybercrime.
Therefore, it is crucial that you have a data backup and disaster recovery plan
in place. Keep reading to discover more reasons why you need to implement a
data backup plan for your business today!
Cybercriminals are highly adaptive
You may think that you have sufficiently protected
your business with the latest security software and that you are immune to an
attack, but cybercriminals are discovering new ways to target your business
each and every day, with ransomware, spyware, phishing and DDoS attacks all being common
occurrences. Not only can these attacks lead to a massive loss of revenue due
to downtime, but many businesses, and SME’s in particular, who have failed to put
a disaster recovery plan in place, will never be able to recover their
Data loss leads to a loss of trust
If you pride yourselves on being a brand that your
customers can rely on, having to tell them that you have lost sensitive data
can result in a complete breakdown of trust. This can lead to customers leaving
you and never coming back, which for a small business can disastrous.
Did you know that according to the 2019 SMB Cyber
Threat study, 6 in 10 small businesses do
not have a digital defense plan in place? Would your customers be happy to know
if you were one of these businesses?
Natural disasters can cause chaos
Even without the ongoing threat of a cyberattack, what
would happen if you lost vital data due to a natural disaster such as an
earthquake or fire? True, it may not be likely to happen, but wouldn’t you
rather have a plan in place in case it did?
Ensuring that you have the right IT support for your business, which includes a disaster
recovery procedure and ongoing Cloud and server support, can mean the
difference between your business surviving and collapsing.
The Cloud offers more chance for breaches
Of course, the Cloud is a great technological
development for businesses, allowing businesses mobile access to their
corporate data and facilitating file sharing. However, with this new computing
network comes further worry with regard to your business’ security.
When you store your data in the Cloud, you are relying
solely on the Cloud provider to keep it safe, but is this enough protection? In
a nutshell, no. You should also have additional backups in place to ensure that
you will be able to recover your data if it becomes lost.