Combining security, automation, and data backup can help CISOs curb the growing threats hovering over their organizations.
Despite disaster recovery and backup solutions becoming critical elements of every business infrastructure, cybercrime, including ransomware, phishing attacks, account takeovers, and data breaches are incessantly tearing down companies in the last 18 months. Backup solutions to protect data centers, endpoint security, cloud, and SaaS solutions are being leveraged by IT teams.
The increasing presence of excess data has only raised the chances of cyberattacks. Malicious intent or deletion through user error causes a lot of hardware failures, as a result, data loss across an organization is easy prey for hackers. The current backup solutions and BCDR strategies make the existing probes more complicated. Due to the increase in data sets, CISOs often carry out disaster recovery tests but the time-consuming process is often never completed.
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Experts reckon switching between methods often causes unnecessary errors. Many cybersecurity teams waste over 10 hours every week trying to fix the little data issues that arise quite frequently in a day. There are several tests and processes involving various workflows that need to be continuously monitored.
Additionally, downtime has achieved the status of zero tolerance in the current speed-digital world. Businesses that need to power down due to a vulnerability will lose customers and numbers dramatically, much more than the pre-pandemic time.
With the continuous evolution of hacker strategies, leveraging cutting-edge security solutions is imperative. Combining security, automation, and data backup with a unified BCDR approach is the only approach that can help CISOs curb the growing threats hovering over their organizations.
Apart from ransomware protection, dark web monitoring can provide an extra protective cover from threats like credential compromises. Anti-malware and anti-virus protections are also critical to protect oneself from information theft via malware-infected dark web users. Experts recommend the use of keyloggers to gather data and endpoint security programs. Real-time scanning through a powerful anti-virus program should be employed before downloading any file.
Additionally, the rise of the hybrid workforce has stamped the importance of automation in the security ecosystem. Using backup solutions that remediate typical production issues before the possibility of causing a problem on a successful backup. Moreover, with the growing data sprawls, automated solutions need to offer flexibility in terms of data security. Protecting data anywhere and the capability to observe the data from a unified dashboard is crucial.
IT spending is a regular investment in most companies, and the budget will only increase further as demands increase. It is advised for companies to follow a subscription-based plan that will lead to data protection as an operating expense of a capital expense.
Although data backup is not usually the visible element of the IT and security process, the data risks make it essential. With a unified BCDR solution, data is protected, costs are lesser, and businesses can scale without worrying about overflowing data leaks.
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