It’s Halloween – Is your business prepared for a zombie apocalypse?
With The Walking Dead in its seventh season, the public seems to be fascinated by the nightmare of a zombie apocalypse. It’s fun when it’s fiction—but in the real world, there are catastrophic events that occur, and they’re no fun at all. Networks go down, servers crash, data is lost, cities flood and buildings crumble.
If your plans for keeping your business operations up and running are sketchy or non-existent, you need a thoroughly conceived contingency plan to avoid this kind of really-truly-scary apocalypse.
Your action plan should be sustainable, resilient and long-term. Contingency plans in order for their networks and servers to survive. The best approach is two-pronged, and includes a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan, which you can explore more in this article.
How can you prepare for a zombie attack?
Using remote technology and cloud computing, you can run your business in your own home (or your securely-built zombie shelter).
How will you communicate?
Files, emails and data can be easily accessed using desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets. You can stay in touch from your bunker through instant messaging, phone, email and video chat.
How do you create a solid disaster recovery plan?
While the chances of a zombie apocalypse seem low, a simply installed backup solution-in-a-box won’t protect your organization when something serious occurs. And while we truly hope it never does, Dynamic Quest can help you prepare for it. Contact us to schedule your comprehensive risk assessment.
The average cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.64 million, which is the highest in the world, while the most expensive sector for data breach costs is the healthcare industry, with an average of $7.13 million (IBM).
The three sectors with the biggest spending on cybersecurity are banking, manufacturing, and the central/federal government, accounting for 30% of overall spending (IDC).
More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals by 2023, an increase of 175% from 2018.
Forty-three percent of attacks are aimed at SMBs, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).
40% of businesses will incorporate the anywhere operations model to accommodate the physical and digital experiences of both customers and employees (Techvera).
The internal team was energized. With the Level 1 work off its plate, the team turned its attention to the work that fueled company growth and gave them job satisfaction.
It takes an average of 287 days for security teams to identify and contain a data breach, according to the “Cost of a Data Breach 2021” report released by IBM and Ponemon Institute.
The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the latest version of the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures “2022 Cybersecurity Almanac.”.
We did a proof of concept that met every requirement that our customer might have. In fact, we saw a substantial improvement.
We did everything that we needed to do, financially speaking. We got our invoices out to customers, we deposited checks, all the things we needed to do to keep our business running, and our customers had no idea about the tragedy. It didn’t impact them at all.
“We believe our success is due to the strength of our team, the breadth of our services, our flexibility in responding to clients, and our focus on strategic support.”