At times misunderstood, a pair of the most important solutions your organization should depend on is data backup solutions and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). By shifting your backups and recoveries to the cloud, DRaaS offers secure connectivity and promises business continuity. Utilizing a 3-2-1 method, DRaaS solutions keep at least three copies of your data, store two backups on different storage medias, and replicate one copy to an offsite location.

If your organization does not currently have a disaster recovery or backup plan, the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to consider adding these solutions to your IT plan. If you have never experienced the frustrations behind being impacted by long-term outages or permanent data loss, invest in solutions before it is too late. Your organization should have solid protection powered by your MSP partner.

Here are a handful of blind spots you may not be protected against if your organization has not invested in backup solutions and DRaaS:

1) Weak Passwords

According to NordPass, 2020’s most commonly used password was “123456.” This was used over 2.5 million times. You may have team members using weak or insecure passwords easy enough for a cybercriminal to hack. Also, if your team is reusing the same passwords across multiple sites and systems, even more data could be exposed to a hacker, and this cannot be recovered without secure backup and disaster recovery solutions.

Without BDR, weak passwords can contribute to huge outages and loss of data. If your files were backed up by a strong, reputable MSP partner prepared for any type of disaster, your organization can remain safe and secure.

2) Phishing and Ransomware

Ransomware and phishing attacks can destroy data and disrupt your business processes. If you are not investing in backup solutions or DRaaS that include ransomware protection, your organization will not be safeguarded against impactful cyberthreats. Recovering from a ransomware attack can take months or even years depending on its severity. If your organization truly wants to remain strong and successful, backup solutions and DRaaS need to be included in your IT strategy.

3) Encryption Troubles

Encryption can ensure unauthorized users will not be able to view or access confidential data. The data is hidden or protected by a code so only authorized users can open or read the file. If files are incorrectly encrypted or data is stored improperly, it can impact the flow of your business and expose details. Encryption can play a huge part in protecting against cyberthreats as long as the keys are not easy for someone outside of your organization to solve.

If multiple files are incorrectly encrypted, it could take a lot of time to fix. With support from an MSP, some of these encryption troubles can be solved to keep your business moving without too much disruption. Small- to mid-sized businesses are cyber attacked more than 40% of the time, and without backup solutions or DRaaS, improperly encrypted files or non-encrypted files may suffer.

4) Misconfiguration

Misconfigurations can be an easy target for cyber criminals. When a misconfigured or insecurely configured server, cloud, or application is exploited, data can be leaked or replicated by unauthorized users. Vulnerabilities are everywhere, and without proper IT solutions, your organization could be at risk. Your organization’s data should be saved and backed up across multiple locations, following the 3-2-1 method, to prevent any misconfigurations from affecting your security.

5) Overlooking the Obvious

Your organization may be missing or overlooking the obvious. If your employees do not go through proper cybersecurity training, they may miss the opportunity to spot a phishing email or ransomware attack and fall for their words. This could lead to business loss and exposed data. There could be internal or external threats easily preventable but considered blind spots for your organization not well versed in what could look like a potential cyberattack.

Working with an MSP can have major benefits for your organization. With their level of expertise in the IT and cybersecurity industry, they can offer resources for your organization to stay protected and aware of threats and vulnerabilities. Also, by investing in their backup solutions and DRaaS, your organization can have peace of mind knowing a team is prepared to protect your data against disasters, mishaps, insecurities, and other concerning troubles.

The Coretelligent Solution

Our CoreBDR service is a fully managed cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery solution. Your data will be safe and sound with fast and efficient, cloud-based backups and data encryption to protect at the source. In an increasingly data-driven world, it is essential for your small- to mid-sized business to invest in backup solutions and DRaaS to be prepared for the worst, which may be inevitable.

Our team of experts has over a decade of experience providing backup solutions and DRaaS to life sciences, financial services organizations, and additional industries. You can start the new year off right by protecting your data and enhancing business processes with Coretelligent’s support. Schedule your complimentary, initial consultation today before getting started.

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