With the rise of sophisticated cyber threats such as ransomware, spear phishing, and APTs, it’s a good idea to have a security strategy in place. Having a strategy not only includes solutions like firewalls, anti-malware detection, spam filters, etc., but also includes data backup and recovery. The latter is just as important as the former; however, many small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) either aren’t taking backup as seriously or face various internal obstacles when it comes to data protection.
Many SMBs don’t have the same budgetary resources as their enterprise counterparts, which results in having a sub-par backup solution in place. For example, backups aren’t happening as often—recovery isn’t as fast, storage is limited, etc. Having these barriers puts organizations in a dangerous situation, especially with the above-mentioned evolving threat landscape. There’s no reason why SMBs can’t properly protect their data in case of a natural disaster or cyberattack due to storage, performance, or budgetary constraints.