Last year required many organizations to make rapid changes due to the pandemic. Processes in-person suddenly shifted to remote work settings for safety. Many business leaders spent several hours trying to create a workplace solution to keep workers safe without sacrificing the quality of execution. The results of remote work movement were highly successful, with recent data predicting a 5% increase in productivity across the United States.
While avoiding issues such as commuting time are eliminated the move to out-of-office also comes with increased risk for cybersecurity issues. Organizations now face the challenge of having a secure platform from different endpoints while also maximizing operational efficiency by providing a cloud network to all their employees. Despite best efforts for training, staff still pose a strong security risk. In fact, 50% of workers admit that they do not password-protect their networks, and 90% use employer-provided devices for personal activity. This is why businesses need to have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place.
Creating a BDR Plan
Firstly, make sure to examine your existing BDR plan. Are your organizations’ Recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives up to date? It is also suggested to have frequent backups to safeguard all your remote data. By regularly backing up remote work information to local to several different locations, companies can ensure that even in the event of a data breach or loss is still accessible. The locations can include external drives, corporate networks, and cloud services. Having secondary internet connections is another way to reduce the risk of a cybersecurity attack. This includes connecting to a VPN which can the risk of eavesdropping or man-in-the-middle attacks.
Remote work comes with a risk, and this is why it is important to establish strong backup and disaster recovery. To learn more about securing key information and data with a BDR plan, check out the accompanying resource below.
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