12 Oct When it Comes to Security, We’ve Got You Covered
If your personal computer has ever crashed, you can probably recall the feeling of panic that came over you. You may have lost valuable documents, a report you spent hours working on and beloved family photos. Now, just imagine if that same scenario occurred to the servers at your company. Your business likely has comprehensive insurance policies that will protect the physical components of the organization, but they will not bring back critical data that has been lost—nor repair the loss of trust from your customers. Unexpected events can happen anytime, so it’s important to add one more insurance policy to your portfolio—a disaster recovery plan.
Here are five steps will help your company be well protected in the future:
- Begin with an operational analysis
The path to security starts with an assessment of all current systems, policies and security. This is also a good time to conduct a data access audit to inspect your current antivirus software as well as monitor the use of e-mail and the internet.
- Identify potential risks
Now that you’ve done a complete study of your vital resources, you are ready to look at where you are vulnerable. Whether it’s a system failure, loss of power, environmental disasters or other dangers, being aware of all possible risks will help you create a more comprehensive plan.
- Business survival in downtime and recovery
In the aftermath of an unexpected incident, you will need to be able to determine if it was mere interruption or a real problem that requires enacting a full recovery effort. This distinction will help you to prioritize next steps and how long it will take to get your business fully up and running again.
- Assemble a well-qualified recovery team
In the event of a disaster it will be up to key staff to execute your recovery plan. Review these plans with your team thoroughly and often, create potential scenarios and hold trial runs.
- Publish your plan and keep it updated
This critical document should be shared with your team members, staff, clients and vendors. Make sure to review the plan and update sections regularly when new applications, hardware and software are installed.
Expecting the unexpected
Future catastrophes can’t be predicted, but a detailed disaster recovery plan will help your business effectively handle unforeseen events. In a time of crisis, your staff will know their assigned responsibilities, what key actions and communications need to happen and ultimately how to restore the organization.
At DATAMATX, we’ve got you covered
Celebrating 39 years in business this December, DATAMATX is recognized throughout the industry for exercising the most stringent standard of data safety controls.
Our lines of defense include:
- Three comprehensive, fully redundant facilities that significantly reduce the risk of data loss and potential downtime
- SSAE-16 Level II certification to ensure your data and documents are always secure and regulatory compliant
- PCI DSS 2.0 compliance to ensure your customers’ payment transactions are safe from vulnerabilities that allow for theft of cardholder data
Our extraordinary standards of security and certifications fully protect your vital business data as if it were our own. In return, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that when it comes to your documents’ processing and distribution, your assets are secure.