Category Archives: Business Continuity

What Should a Business Continuity Plan Include?

What Should a Business Continuity Plan Include?

A business continuity plan (BCP) is an important document for any business’s long-term success. It outlines how an organization will continue to function in the event of a disruptive disaster or emergency.

Transforming Business Continuity Plans for a Hybrid Workforce

Transforming Business Continuity Plans for a Hybrid Workforce

The rise of the hybrid workforce has led to a new set of challenges for businesses when it comes to continuity planning. Business continuity plans (BCP), especially for smaller businesses, are often based on the assumption that all employees are located in one physical location and can be easily reached in the event of an emergency.

Hybrid Workforces Are Here to Stay: 7 Policies to Have in Place

Hybrid Workforces Are Here to Stay: 7 Policies to Have in Place

The modern workforce is always in a state of flux, and today that change seems to be coming faster than ever before. Employees are no longer bound by geographical boundaries – they can work from anywhere in the world. This has led to the rise of the “hybrid workforce” – a mix of employees who work in the office and remotely.

The Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Data Backups

The Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Data Backups

Backups and disaster recovery are critical aspects of any organization’s infrastructure, but they are often confused with one another.  This isn’t surprising as both involve mitigating data loss. The misconception we often see is that backups cover the full scope of preparedness for a potential disaster. However, they are simply one component […]

2021 Cybersecurity Year in Review

2021 Cybersecurity Year in Review

In 2021, cybercriminals initiated an unprecedented number of high-profile ransomware attacks on the US economy and infrastructure. This year, 300,000 new pieces of malware were created daily, and 63% of data breaches had financial motivations.

The Basics of a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

The Basics of a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

If your business has any IT infrastructure at all, you need to develop a disaster recovery plan - there's just no getting around it. By developing a comprehensive plan ahead of time, your organization will be able to recover more seamlessly in the event of a cyberattack or natural disaster. And even if the crisis led to the temporary paralysis […]

Ransomware Attack on Illinois Attorney General's Office

Ransomware Attack on Illinois Attorney General's Office

The recent ransomware attack on the Office of the Illinois Attorney General demonstrates key takeaways for organizations in our area and everywhere. To ensure your network doesn't end up in a similarly compromised position, let's take a look and see what lessons can be learned to take some preventative measures, assess your IT security, and find […]

Are Your Backups Really Enough?

Are Your Backups Really Enough?

We have often found that one element business leaders should concentrate on, but is usually overlooked, is business continuity. Data backup is a big part of it, obviously your growing business’s assets must be managed carefully if you want to keep your company safe, and the right data backup strategy is essential for all businesses, no matter […]

5 Tips for Businesses to Keep Their IT Secure During the COVID-19 Outbreak

5 Tips for Businesses to Keep Their IT Secure During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on businesses around the globe, with no certain end in sight. However, during these uncertain times, it’s important that all businesses continue to protect their IT to prevent even further damages and costs associated with data breaches.  Many businesses are reacting differently to the pandemic, with […]

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