Atempo is taking advantage of Halloween to give a quick reminder about good practices for protecting your business data.
Since the beginning of 2019, companies have been facing a wave of unprecedented cyberattacks.
The French economic newspaper, Les Echos has recently relayed a report made by Aon, an insurance broke indicating that not only the cyber-incidents of the first 6 months of the year are higher compared to the 2015 and 2016, but that the severity of the losses is also increasing. Ransomware is impacting more businesses and the actual demands have risen 40% in the last 12 months.
On the recommendation side, it is, of course, necessary to reinforce your anti-intrusion protections (corporate firewall, email protections, ...) and to train your users, once again, on password management and email attachment best practices.
On top of this, you must also consider investing in the resilience of your data protection solution by strengthening its perimeter and scope:
- Lengthening your retention times – This can add cost in terms of storage, but with a good backup solution providing built-in deduplication, it will be quickly under control and pay for itself many times over if the attack strikes,
- Externalizing a copy of your backups at least once a month is a minimum – this is still a must-have part of your post-disaster recovery plan,
- Creating a recovery plan if you do not already have one, and if you have one, testing it at least twice a year.
That’s it! - You can enjoy your Halloween candy in peace!