The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly shifted the work location to remote work. While working at home has increased flexibility, so has the vulnerability. This is because there are many more endpoint connections to business networks. A survey found 71% of employees say they access more company data frequently. This includes accessing operational, financial, and HR data. Also, keep in mind that 50% of workers admitted to not password protecting their home networks. This is why every organization offering remote working opportunities should make sure their backup and disaster recovery plan is up to date.

The Importance Of Backup & Disaster Recovery For Remote Workers

Modernize a BDR Plan

Firstly, one of the most important elements of a BDR plan is strongly encouraging employees to use discipline when connected to company networks. For instance, employees who connect daily should create robust passwords that are updated regularly. Two-factor authentication and using a VPN to connect also provide better cybersecurity protections.

Organizations should also be equally prepared for these. This includes examing your current BDR plan. The recovery time and recovery point objectives should be up to date. Data should also be frequently backed up to multiple locations such as on a company server and the cloud in the event of an outage. This information also needs to be stored in more than one location to provide coverage in case of a cybersecurity attack or another disaster.

Working remotely is transitioning to the new normal, so organizations should be prepared for the increased attacks. If you are interested in learning more tips for creating a BDR plan, take a look at the accompanying resource below.

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