When I speak with small businesses about cyberattacks, it’s surprising how most of them don’t have a plan if they get hit.
Where do you store your data backups?
How will you continue to operate if you lose your data?
These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself in order to properly prepare yourself.
Small businesses get hacked it’s a fact of business life, so it’s a good idea to have a plan in place in case the worst happens.
Recently, we heard of a small business that actually attacked TWICE.
The first was a crypto locker attack that placed some of their data in jeopardy.
With professional help they were able to recover.
They were advised to perform additional security upgrades, but they didn’t listen.
Sure enough, they were attacked again.
This time all of their data from the last 12 months was encrypted, even their backups as they were stored on the same server.
The data they did eventually get back was all un-formatted, so they had to hire additional people full time for 8 weeks to sort through it.
If they didn’t get that data back, they would have had to close their business and put 30+ people out of work.
Don’t take cyberattacks lightly. They can happen to any business at any time.
So, it’s important to have a plan in place to ensure an attack won’t slow your business down.