The Importance Of Backup & Disaster Recovery For Remote Workers

While the shift towards remote work has made some parts of work more convenient, it has made it harder for businesses to protect their digital assets. With many more endpoints and networks involved, the risk towards company data has increased because of remote operations. In fact, 54% of IT professionals believe remote workers are a greater security risk. Also, more than 50% of workers do not password protect homes and 90% of employees use employer devices for personal activity.

With that in mind, organizations must have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place along with a traditional cyber security system. Your BDR plan should include backing up data in multiple locations such as a company server or on the cloud. Your current plan should also make sure to have recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) are up to date.

40% to 60% of small businesses are unable to recover from a major disaster such as a data breach. This is why businesses need to be prepared for data loss. If you are interested in learning more tips for creating a BDR plan, take a look at the accompanying infographic below:


Infographic created by MXOtech, a cloud hosting services company