It’s Halloween—the perfect time to enjoy some spooky tales. If we’ve learned anything about the horror genre from Hollywood, it’s that the scariest and most compelling horror stories are often the ones that are based on true events. Though you may no longer be scared by monster movies, urban legends, or slasher flicks, real-life horror stories about data protection and disaster recovery (DR) are sure to make you feel a little uneasy.
It’s Nightmare on Server Street
90% of attacked companies suffer unplanned downtime at an average cost of $1.55 million USD each year.
Are you prepared?
A common story that we hear every day is that a business is ransomed and their on-premise servers get badly rooted, often even encrypting all of the backups. An increasingly scary scenario is that the attackers demand Bitcoin worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for the unreliable promise of a decryption key and restored data.
Prevention and Recovery Plans Foil Attackers
For each organization the question often is, do you risk losing the information forever?
Some pay the ransom and hope for the best despite the risk that the decryption won’t work, while others rely on their data disaster recovery plan and decide not to pay the money. Instead, they use a clean backup to restore their operations, and foil their attackers’ nefarious plans thanks to better planning and preparations of their own.
A data disaster recovery and continuity plan can help you recover from an otherwise crippling ransomware attack. With Storagepipe backup and data disaster recovery services, one simple phone call gets you back in business within minutes. Check out our DRaaS Buyer’s Guide here!
Dawn of the Human Error
Uptime Institute has cited that 70% of data center outages can be attributed to human error.
The 2016 Delta Airlines data center outage is reported to have cost them $150 Million USD.
Part of the reason for the long delay (3 days) that they experienced before they were able to resume service is that a significant part of their IT infrastructure was not connected to a backup power source.
Human error is a big threat to business continuity. What is your plan to keep the internal threat at bay?