Today, I will provide you with reason #3 to make sure your company has an appropriate disaster recovery plan. It’s the law! In recent years, new privacy laws have been created to ensure organizations are protecting important customer and corporate data.
To comply with these new privacy laws, businesses need to make sure that their backup and recovery data is secured and encrypted to prevent unauthorized access. This includes security at the site where the data is stored and while the backup data is being transmitted. Failure to keep backup and recovery data secure can result in hefty fines, litigation and loss of confidence by key stakeholders.
For example, a Boston-area restaurant was recently fined $110,000 for failing to correct computer and network security vulnerabilities that enabled hackers to gain access to stored customer credit and debit card data. Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, and Nevada are just a few of the states that have new data privacy laws. Businesses with customers or partners in these states that don’t have security built in to their disaster recovery solution could be putting their business at risk.
This risk is reason alone for investing in a disaster recovery plan. Tune back in next week for more of this series.