I’ve been working in IT a long time, the biggest IT ‘threat’ 20 years ago was in impeding ‘millennium bug’ that never happened. We were advised by experts that planes could fall from the sky, power stations would shutdown and trains come to a halt. Alas, when the clock struck midnight the world continued to turn and IT continued to run… Regardless of the huge sums of money already spent overcoming the impending doom.
Back then the biggest headache for IT in a business was the users mis-using, breaking the systems or a hardware failure causing outages. It was a headache because recovery was lengthy, complex and tiresome.
Since then, the landscape has changed somewhat. Now the threats come thick and fast. We hear a lot of very real news of the latest ‘impending doom’ awaiting our destiny. Although IT has become easier and faster to recover or avert a disaster, this is only true if you are
covering the basics in the first instance.
The basics I’m referring to are simple and in-expensive. Done correctly they could save you a big headache, they are the aspirin of IT disaster headaches.
These are the basics. They are not full-proof (nothing is these days), but they are a good baseline for keeping your business IT systems and data safe.
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