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Does Your Data Recovery in Staten Island Just Have Dummy Lights?

Does Your Data Recovery in Staten Island Just Have Dummy Lights?

How strong is your data recovery plan in Staten Island against cyber threats?  If you just wait for disaster to happen, you're increasing your risk of downtime and possible destruction of your company. The number of cyber threats is increasing and cyber criminals are finding new ways around sophisticated firewalls. Unfortunately, many so-called "state-of-the-art" BDR solutions are just dummy lights, but here are considerations to overcome these vulnerabilities.

Why You Need To Test Dummy Lights

When it comes to running a computer network, you can't afford to take anything regarding security for granted. Just because you might have several security layers and have developed a sound BDR plan doesn't necessarily mean your network is 100% safe from disaster.

Cyber criminals now expect you to create backups and to have a BDR plan in place. That doesn't stop them from still trying to steal your confidential information or playing games with your unsuspecting staff who might like clicking captivating emails or downloading fun looking apps. 

Your IT team and employees need to not let down their guard about cybercrime. In 2016 cyber criminals grew in the spotlight as over two billion records were breached online. Not only was the Democratic National Committee hacked, so were tech giants such as LinkedIn, Oracle and Cisco. Even healthcare giant MedStar Health was a victim of ransomware. Meanwhile, the IRS, Yahoo!, and UC Berkeley each announced that they had been hacked the previous year. 

Making backups is just one of the steps an MSP needs to take to protect your data. They also need to test the data as well as constantly monitor your network. If they're not using the latest technology such as machine learning or advanced network security monitoring, then you run the same risks as if you had no data recovery plan for your Staten Island business at all. The latest solutions are all about detecting and blocking intruders before they attack. 

Reasons IT Teams Should Care

Some MSPs that don't keep up with technology will tell you not to worry, since they don't realize how serious cybercrime has become. They may think that just backing up data alone solves the problem, not understanding that even backups can get infected. What they may not know is that modern ransomware intruders can go undetected and may hide in your network for months before staging an attack. 

If you rely on an MSP to provide you with security, you should make sure they know how to respond to ransomware. All it takes is an employee to click what appears to be a normal email or download what seems to be a helpful app for your network to get infected. 

Practical Steps for Network Protection

  1. Test your backups regularly
  2. Check the backups to verify that they haven't been corrupted
  3. Set policies on limits for downloading apps
  4. Communicate with staff about policies
  5. Use a 24/7 monitoring and malware detection solution


You need to ask your MSP deep questions about your data recovery plan in Staten Island. If the answers you get sound vague or confusing, contact us at Tekie Geek to find out how we can provide you with a more secure solution. We serve small to medium businesses in Staten Island and surrounding areas with an emphasis on eliminating IT headaches.

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