Imagine this scenario:
You are a small to mid-sized firm and you come into the office one morning to find that your documents and files have been hit with a CryptoLocker virus. All of your data is inaccessible and you are unable to work.
What would you do?
Is there a procedure in place to retrieve your data? Does your IT team know what areas of the business are top priority and should be recovered first? Have you planned for the possibility that your firm could be down for hours or days?
Firms should take measures to instigate, maintain, and update a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan for their firm.
While this can seem like a daunting task with no clear place to start, our presentation, Elements of Business Continuity – How to Protect Your Firm from Disaster , given at TLOMA’s Technology SIG Event in November, provides a framework for planning and execution of a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan and what firm should consider to best protect their firm.
Charles Bennett is the Principal Consultant of Triella, a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology assessments, consulting, maintenance services and CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Charles can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647.426.1004. For additional articles, please visit http://www.triella.com/publications. Triella is a BlackBerry Alliance Partner and Authorized Worldox Reseller.
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