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Last month institutes and businesses worldwide were hit by ransomware attacks. Hospitals in the UK were forced to shut their entire systems down and postpone all non-urgent activity. The attack spread across the globe infecting 200,000 systems in over 150 countries!
If you’ve read our blog ‘Don’t be held to ransom’ you’ll know that ransomware is is a type of spyware that infects your computer, encrypts your files and won’t decrypt them until you pay up. You’ll also know that the only way to recover those files is to either pay the ransom or restore from a backup. Our advice is simple. Stay protected by keeping your systems updated and be sure to have a business continuity solution in place in the event of a disaster/cyber attack.
At Systemagic we practice what we preach and recognise the importance of Business Continuity Systems in the workplace. We know how important it is for our clients to have the ability of keeping their business working regardless of server outage or virus infection, routine maintenance or disaster. Here are our top 5 reasons your business needs to invest a business continuity management system
Cyber-attacks aren’t they only threat to causing serious downtime in the workplace however business Continuity systems have the ability to keep you up and running even if your main premises are out of action due to disaster.
2. MINIMAL DOWNTIME
Cyber-attacks are one of the biggest causes of profit loss. A carefully thought-out business continuity plan will make coping in a crisis easier and enable you to minimise disruption to the business and its customers.
Consider the cost of a day without your server. In the event of a cyber-attack this could easily mount up to thousands of pounds. With a business continuity plan in place it can easily save you time money and that all important data your business depends on.
We all know that a reliable and credible reputation is key in business. If your clients know you have a business continuity plan in place it helps to build trust and confidence in your client base.
5. AND RELAX… PEACE OF MIND
Having the measures in place to ensure your systems are totally backed up and protected gives you the peace of mind that in the event of a disaster/cyber-attack your business can continue as normal with no data or money lost.
Sadly, it is impossible to always be totally secure, but there are steps that can be taken to minimise the risk. If you’re worried about ransomware or need advice on business continuity solutions for your business then why not give us a shout?