Is your data prepared to withstand unforeseen disruptions?
9 practical data resiliency steps organizations should consider
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, safeguarding your data has become more critical than ever. Data is the essential of modern organizations and its uninterrupted availability is keyfor business continuity. Disruptions, whether caused by cyber-attacks, hardware failures, human errors, or natural disasters, can lead to financial losses, data breaches and productivity setbacks. That's why data resiliency is no longer optional; it's a necessity.
Quest Software understands the importance of data resiliency and offers a comprehensive guide to help organizations ensure their data remains accessible and secure, even in the face of unforeseen disruptions. Here are the nine practical steps to consider:
Identify Crucial Data: The first step is to pinpoint the most critical data and systems within your organization. What data must always be available, and what systems must remain operational?
Set Resilience Standards: Define the minimum acceptable resilience standards for your high-priority assets. How much downtime can your organization tolerate, and what level of harm is acceptable?
Prioritize Assets: Since resources are not unlimited, prioritize assets that require additional investment in resiliency based on current tolerance levels and downtime costs.
Identify Realistic Disruptions: Be realistic about potential threats and conditions that may lead to significant downtime on critical systems.
Establish Resilience Requirements: Determine specific resilience requirements for each high-priority asset, such as uptime targets and recovery times.
Prioritize Realistic Disruptions: Focus on the most likely disruptions that critical systems may encounter and implement measures to guard against them.
Protect At-Risk Assets: Strengthen your infrastructure by securing endpoints, implementing vulnerability scans, auditing your data governance framework, and enhancing data redundancies and backups.
Automate Where Possible: Leverage automation for faster response times, scalability, predictable actions, and cost savings.
Don't Forget About Backups: Ensure a cohesive data backup strategy is in place to serve as a last resort solution in case of system failures.
These nine steps empower organizations to build a robust data resilience strategy that safeguards critical operations, mitigates financial risks, and ensures data availability when it matters most. In a world where disruptions are costly and frequent, Quest Software's expert guidance can help your organization fortify its data resiliency.
Don't wait. - Prepare your data for a resilient future.
Contact us for more information on how to protect your data's availability and secure your organization's future in the face of unexpected challenges.
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