Malware, ransomware, natural disasters; the threats to your network are growing daily. Developing an IT risk management plan can mean the difference between the smooth continuation of business and total collapse. Review these 3 tips to learn how you can proactively protect your business against these mounting dangers.
What is IT Risk Management?
IT Risk Management (also known as enterprise risk management) is the name of a collection of different precautions an organization may take to ensure security and business continuity
through a data disaster event. It involves planning around three principles, listed below:
How long can you afford to be offline for? Assessing the cost of downtime for different business units and applications allows your organization to develop a hierarchy for recovery based on how mission-critical each subunit is to business continuity.
How can your organization ensure that data is not lost when disaster strikes? There are a number of different ways to backup data and add redundancies to your network. Finding the right mix for your organization is crucial for any IT risk management plan.
How can you be sure that data stays in the right hands? Not all IT risk involves big, obvious network failures. Sometimes the only thing worse than nobody having access to data is the wrong person having access. Employee vetting, penetration testing, and constant vigilance are all part of a holistic IT risk management plan.
Developing a Solution
So where to begin? Just as there are three main problems to address in IT risk management, a complete response has three parts.
Developing Your IT Risk Management Plan
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