An Off-site Backup is a type of backup process that stores backup data or software applications external to the organizational environment.
It is similar to a standard backup process, but uses a facility or storage device that is not physically located within the organization’s core location.
Business Continuity (BC) deals with the business operations side of BCDR.
It involves creating and designing policies and procedures that ensure that essential business functions and/or processes are available during and after a disaster. BC can include a business impact analysis, service availability issues, a change of management, and replacement of staff.
Disaster Recovery (DR) deals with the IT side of BCDR.
It defines how an organization’s IT department will recover from a disaster. The processes within DR can include server and network restoration (at current or remote location), copying backup data and provisioning backup systems.
could possibly hinder business continuity on a day-to-day basis.
Your business runs 365 days a year; your systems run 24/7; your data is needed in real-time.
To ensure your business continuity; is to pro-actively protect your systems and data against disasters of all types.
The cost of data breaches and loss of data will top over $2 trillion by 2019 as more data becomes digitized.
The majority of these data breaches will come from existing network infrastructure and IT systems.
80% of downtime impact mission-critical applications and business operations.
The majority are caused by some sort of human error.
A typical outage at a Data Center costs around $8,800 per minute and can cause lost data, damaged equipment, disrupted processes, legal or compliance liabilities, damaged client relationships and reputation, forfeited sales, and wasted resources repairing the damage.
Businesses with a disaster recovery plan report increased savings, enhanced system reliability, improved security, and even reduced insurance premiums.. even without having a disaster!
Less than 10% of companies without a Disaster Recovery Plan actually survive the disaster.
Many companies don't thoroughly and regularly test their backups. Many times, what is in place is not sufficient to do the job properly. And many companies don't realize it is not working properly until a disaster strikes.
Hardware, software, systems, and data centers – when they fail, your business doesn’t have to.
The 2017 Cyber Resilience Report found that 70% of companies in 61 countries experienced at least 1 cyber incident in the last year, caused primarily by phishing & social engineering, malware, spear phishing, denial of service, and out-of-date software, rendering the organization’s own network either contaminated or inoperable.
Due to various reasons, natural disaster occurrences have intensified and increased
Since 2010, we have suffered 2,018 natural disasters (averaging 336 per year). The US is second only to China for the number of natural disasters. Natural disasters have cost the global economy $2.5 trillion since 2000.
The most frequent, most common, and often most detrimental cause of disasters that can disrupt business continuity is unintentional human error.
75% of the successful attacks on businesses came from internal threats like employees and contractors. Even small data losses - those with fewer than 100 files lost - cost somewhere between $10,000 and $30,000. A single poor choice by a single employee can lead to catastrophic data loss and potentially open the business up to fines.