Your Top Priority in 2019

As the saying goes, “prepare for the unexpected”.  In business, implementing a data recovery plan is imperative in 2019.  Without a solid backup and recovery plan, your business is in jeopardy of keeping your data secure.  Start with a checklist and prepare for risks with a strategy to protect your precious data.

A disaster recovery plan is a set of procedures to prepare for risks.  Its goal is to recover and protect a business information technology structure in the event of a disaster.  It ensures that you can respond to a disaster and minimize the effects on your business.  Without a solid backup and recovery plan in place, just one critical file that gets lost or stolen can jeopardize your business and be extremely costly.  A single ransomware attack could wipe you out in a matter of minutes. 

Today’s cybercriminals are very savvy and prey upon unknowing businesses.  Some alarming things to consider are, according to Datto (a data protection company), most ransomware attacks on small businesses are becoming more frequent.  Even scarier is the fact that they are predicting that trend to continue and to even escalate.  In a recent survey of 6,000 IT professionals by the Ponemon Institute, 86% of companies had one or more incidents causing downtime in the past 12 months.  The average downtime is 2.2 days which can cost companies a bundle.

It’s common knowledge that the main culprit of breaches is employees.  A simple click on a bad link can lead to trouble.  Although human error is hard to control, having a secure backup plan in place can pay big dividends in the long run.

For more information, feel free to contact Shane Hindle: or call (502) 560-8204 for our MIT Services to set up an appointment.