Disaster Recovery Journal – October 23, 2019

In today’s world – where data can reside almost anywhere – protecting your business from threats can be complex and costly. Businesses often struggle with confidence in their ability to recover from disaster and defend against evolving threats like ransomware.

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been true to form with the unprecedented devastation of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster, such as flood, fire, hurricane, blizzard, or earthquake.

Not only are natural disasters leading to business and IT concerns, but ransomware is also on the rise and becoming a board-level conversation. Experts believe up to 40 percent of all email spam contains ransomware. Ransomware has become so prolific it is no longer a question of if you are going to get hit with this type of malware, but when.

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