A business impact analysis is one of the smartest preventative maintenance tasks a company can invest in today, particularly with cyber security risks increasing in number and severity. One area that is carefully examined in the analysis is disaster recovery. While preventing disasters with proactive measures, such as automated traffic monitoring, is a part of every good plan, knowing what to do in the event of a disaster is equally as proactive and can protect your business.
Many companies have pursued an aggressive digital transformation strategy and have succeeded, but that success is short-sighted without a disaster recovery strategy. For example, a company that adopts new technologies – such as cutting-edge infrastructure to enhance its hybrid work environment – may be vulnerable without taking disaster recovery into account. The result is gaps in security through which nefarious actors can permeate undetected.
In many cases, companies have adopted infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or software as a service (SaaS) solutions, which don’t include disaster recovery tools. This makes it exceedingly difficult for understaffed companies to manage all the IT safeguarding assurances they need to operate without fear of imminent interference.
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Including a business impact analysis is a valuable step because it can account for the cost of everything from a minor to a major outage while also revealing inadequacies along the way that can be fixed with a disaster recovery plan.
Analyzing operation IT assets and activities are usually the most revealing parts of the analysis because these are where the bulk of the disruptions are found. This also provides the data necessary for leadership that may need to be convinced that additional security steps or investments need to be completed.
The business impact analysis also provides insights into recovery time objectives and pinpoints the maximum acceptable outages. It will also track the path of data within systems and evaluate how users are interacting with the data to give you a baseline understanding of information flows.
At Independent Connections, we give our customers the option to outsource their IT security concerns so they can focus on their business. We’re a trusted IT partner that provides a guide and resource for all things IT. We’ve assisted many clients with their disaster recovery solutions, and we can assist you. Contact us today, and let’s get started on adding a layer of risk protection to your IT strategy.