You’re watching the approach of a hurricane - you have batteries, water, food, and a safe room should the cone turn your direction. You’ve planned for you and your family – have you done the same for your business? Your customers and employees are counting on you to have a DRP and a BCP in place to ensure the continued operation and future health of your company following a disaster. A DRP is a Disaster Recovery Plan which is the process by which a company recovers their access to software, data and hardware that is necessary to resuming critical business functions as soon as possible. The outline of steps for exactly how a company will resume their critical business functions is the BCP or Business Continuity Plan. Every BCP incorporates a strong DRP.
We have all seen numerous large companies being hacked: Yahoo, Sony, and Target to name just a few. Rarely do we hear about small businesses - do they really stand a chance against hackers and security incidents? Being an SMB (<500 employees) might make you think that no hacker would bother stealing your data, but, just because you’re small does not mean your information is safe.