When an IT Disaster Strikes: Preparing and Dealing with the Worst
There’s little about the IT world that is entirely foolproof – or 100% secure. This is not meant to be taken as a warning, or worse yet, a threat. Instead, it’s more of a Public Service Announcement – there is no such thing as 100% risk proof in the IT world, and that’s the nature of doing business and seeking success – which is where disaster recovery solutions in Dallas become important.
There is, however, a way to prepare for any situation.
Disasters and Their Forms
The first and foremost thing you should do is observe best practices when it comes to data safety and the anticipation of data recovery.
There’s little you can do to safeguard your hardware that any proper IT department isn’t already doing – from installing batteries and power regulators to prevent sudden shutdowns during power outages, or circuit damage from surges, to ensuring that any and all possibly damaging foreign material is kept away from sensitive equipment through strict protocol and high-quality cooling and air filtration systems – but there are certain software risks that can be alleviated by paying attention to some minute details, such as:
*Often changing passwords.
*Switching between systems administrator accounts to prevent data loss through compromise.
*Running regular backups to prevent data loss in the case of equipment failure.
*Enforcing and observing security measures such as two-factor authentication.
*Changing all passwords and login details when an employee leaves the company, due to employee theft as per Entrepreneur.
*Having strict policies on Internet access within the building – including powerful spam filters and containment protocols for any and all files downloaded through the Internet.
While there are always times when you won’t be able to get away unscarred from a potential or very real disaster in your IT department, working with a disaster recovery solutions business in Dallas will massively increase your chances of recovering any and all data after a disaster. There are many ways to prevent the full damage of a disaster simply by preparing for it, and know what possible shapes it could take.