What’s the worst that could happen?

This article was posted on Monday, March 11th, 2019 in the category data protection, Disaster recovery, and was written by

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What’s the worst thing that you can imagine happening to your business’s premises? Burglary? A flood? A fire? A cyber attack?

Whilst statistically, the chances are low that something severe will happen, we cannot ever be certain. Natural disasters happen, accidents happen and unfortunately, crime – both on and offline – most definitely happens. If any of the above did happen to your business, the speed at which you can get back up and running will depend entirely on how well prepared you are in the first place.

The process of getting ‘back to business’ is called disaster recovery and in the IT industries this refers to your telephony, email, servers and all IT equipment such as computers and printers. In preparing for a disaster event, you can set a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) which sets out exactly how long you can afford to be offline, and helps you, with your IT support company, to put measures in place that will enable you to achieve this RTO should a disaster event happen.

Downtime costs money. It affects your productivity, your reputation and could land you in hot water with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are found to have not taken sufficient steps to protect and retrieve sensitive data. Why take the risk? Getting a disaster recovery plan in place is straightforward and will give you peace of mind that in the event of a disaster, you are well equipped to recover.

Get in touch with us if you’d like to speak about your disaster recovery plan.

What’s your biggest threat when it comes to cybercrime?

This article was posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in the category cyber security, and was written by

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What’s your biggest threat when it comes to cyber crime?

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It’s a common misconception that the biggest cybercrime threats facing businesses and individuals are young hoody wearing hackers, sitting in their bedrooms creating dangerous software in the early hours. Or, more sophisticated figures, James Bond-esque characters sitting in a room full of computers, deep inside a secret facility protected by armed guards.

The truth is, they aren’t. Your biggest threat, sadly, is more likely to be a trusted member of staff who isn’t trying to hack into your systems, but just doesn’t understand anything about cyber crime.

Try as they might, most of the time hackers can only break into your computer network if someone lets them. And 75% of the time, this happens completely accidentally. One wrong click on a link or attachment, and a hacker is inside your system.

If you and your staff don’t know how to recognise common scams like phishing emails, it’s only a matter of time before one of you gets caught out.

We help our clients ensure their technology is protected and their important data and systems are backed up and able to recover quickly following a disaster. Staff training and awareness is part of this.

Speak to us today about protecting your business.

Storing your data in the cloud: is it safe?

This article was posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in the category Cloud, data Backup, data protection, and was written by

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Storing your data in the cloud: is it safe?

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It used to be very difficult to do work anywhere other than your office, you had to think ahead and email yourself documents or save them on a USB stick.

Now of course, we have the cloud and all the flexibility and opportunities that it offers. But, does it bring a whole new set of things to worry about? With your important and confidential business data floating around cyber space, should you be worrying about cyber criminals accessing it?

With different hacking scandals all over the news, it’s understandable to be a bit anxious about moving your data to the cloud. You might have already taken the plunge and now the headlines are making you wonder if it’s still the right thing.

Whether your data is still on your own server, or in the cloud, you don’t have to worry. Cloud computing is safe and secure when it’s managed properly. You can also set up a system that gives you the flexibility of the cloud, with the comfort of your own server.

Backup4Business is one of the UK’s most respected data backup providers. We were one of the first three companies to offer online backup in the UK and we’ve continued to innovate. We truly understand cloud computing and the risks and opportunities it offers.

Disasters can happen. Whether it’s an online attack or a physical event that affects your server – such as a flood – if you have the right backup systems in place, it is possible to recover quickly.

We provide data backup that is designed to help clients recover quickly and securely in the case of a disaster event. Speak to us today about your business back up needs: 0114 223 8999.

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