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Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2018

Biz Tip: Prepare For The Worst

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Just about all of us have heard the old saying, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”. Most business owners should know that mantra very well, which is why they should make sure they review their 'Digital Disaster Recovery Plan' on a regular basis.

For some business owners, it might even be a suggestion to simply “create” your disaster recovery plan.

So where should you get started? Start by asking yourself what you would do if one of the common disasters was to hit your business: fire, flood, theft, malware infection, ransomware, human error, sabotage, hardware failure and increasingly, a major data breach.

The steps required to recover from each of these disasters may be quite different and often requires different recovery processes.

Most businesses have focused on creating a solid backup procedure, but they rarely put much effort into the actual steps that will be required for the recovery process. It is akin to having a fire drill in school during a real fire and hoping everyone knows what to do when it happens!

The absolute worst time to create a disaster recovery process is during an actual crisis, so consider this a strong reminder to make it a priority soon.