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Enterprise Information Security: Reducing Ransomware Related Downtime with Disaster Recovery

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The world’s largest meat and poultry processor has been targeted by a sophisticated ransomware attack and temporarily shut down some operations in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the cattle slaughtering at all of its U.S. plants. Due to its cybersecurity protocols, redundant systems and encrypted backup servers, the firm quickly resolved the issues resulting from the attack and resumed operations within 24 hours.

Ransomware attacks have become a growing global security threats. In addition to cybersecurity threats assessment and information security measures, regular data backup is critical in recovering from security incidents.

Regular Backups Ensure Instant Recovery from Cyberattacks

In response to cyberattacks, enterprises can formulate Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to design the contingencies for business processes, assets and resources that may be affected, so as to resume business operations as soon as possible after a crisis. The BCP plan should also include comprehensive Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions, which focuses on restoring IT infrastructure and operations. Once secure regular backups are in place, you can maintain business continuity through automatically failover to the backup server.

To cater for different complicated business scenarios, a reliable disaster recovery solution should be able to support on-site and off-site backups, as well as backups between physical, virtual and cloud servers. You may also establish RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) based on the priority of data and applications to restore business operations in time to meet business needs.

Regular backup is a basic and effective information security strategy. It is the last line of defense to prevent data loss by providing an effective way to recover business data. Enterprises cannot rely only on recovery solution, but also deploy defensive and preventive managed information security solutions to prevent from cyberattacks and minimize losses.

As your trusted Global Local ICT solutions partner, CITIC Telecom CPC provides enterprises with professional and reliable Disaster Recovery solutions (DRaaS), Business Continuity Plan (BCP) consulting services, and TrustCSI Managed Security Solutions.Consult our professional team immediately to learn more.

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