These days, it seems that no person’s information is safe. When it isn’t a big company like Target or The Home Depot getting hacked, it’s an important agency like Anthem or the Office of Personnel Management with the United States government. Just a few days ago, the Canadian government announced that Anonymous, the infamous “hacktivist” group responsible for a number of large cyberattacks over the past few years, gained control of some government websites.
When hacking is so commonplace that magazines like USA Today publish tips about backing up your information to “avert disaster,” we know something needs to be done. To prepare for disaster, be it a natural one or one caused by a hacking group, companies (and governments) should invest in a backup solution.
Starting from scratch
While it isn’t possible to entirely wipe every database that the United States has to start over with a clean slate like Estonia did in September of 2014, as reported by The Economist, there are certainly methods this country can try to get back on track to a secure and safe digital community.
The U.S. and other affected parties like the aforementioned stores and agencies need to realize if they don’t already that there are inevitably going to be vulnerabilities in their systems. No one system is perfect or ironclad, and the government needs to have people in place to find those insecurities before someone else can exploit them. Tech jobs for the government aren’t necessarily known for paying well, but agencies need to invest just as much in the people who maintain the security systems as they do in the system itself.
Protection for all
Businesses of all sizes need to be astute in their security efforts, but also have an online, cloud or remote backup solution in place. In the event of a disaster, natural or otherwise, companies should have these solutions so they can bounce back from whatever it was that disrupted activities in the first place.
Fortunately, there are options out there that can satisfy an array of needs. For example, cloud solutions are scalable for businesses that don’t have the room for local servers and plan on expanding. Whatever your company needs in regard to backup options, there will be one to fit your size and budget.