In 2018, there were more than 1 billion people who had their data exposed, including ones from some of the best-known consumer brands such as the Marriott Hotel, Twitter and Firebase (a Google-owned development platform used by mobile developers). Over the past few years, we have learned the hard way that the question is not if, but when your business and customers will be attacked.
It makes sense then that one of the best ways to ensure your business continuity is to have a good backup and recovery plan in place. This should include every part of your business – from business processes and assets to human resources and business partners.
Taking Preventative Steps and Mitigating Damage
As far as your digital offering is concerned, it’s your responsibility to ensure safety and do the best you can to prevent privacy and security breaches to your users. Though the future might seem grim with regards to data breaches, there are still steps you can take to prevent damage – that as a small business can be easier to implement and maintain in contrast with larger organisations, like the ones you read about in the news.
Here are a few ways to mitigate the damage from an eventual attack:
Having a Recovery Plan in Place
Beyond your own device security, you’ll need to have a recovery plan prepared ahead of time.
Having a recovery plan should include several details:
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