A good data backup can mean the difference between a full loss and a full recovery after an incident. To help understand your backup options, Coalition recommends the following best-practices:
- Maintain backups both on and off site for critical business data
- Make sure that the backups will withstand a ransomware attack, for example: Versioning in a cloud service or offline tape or hard drive rotation
- Test backups regularly. When you need your backups, you want to make sure they have working. Restore a file or multiple files to make sure it works
Cloud Backup Solutions (make sure to use strong authentication with Cloud services)
To reiterate an often-overlooked point: You must test your backups by trying a full recovery. It is extremely common for organizations to only test their backups when they actually need them - and failures are extremely high when that is the case.
As always, Coalition is here to help you on your way. Please reach out to us for additional information!