IT Disaster Recovery Plan Can Save Small Businesses From Going Bust

BRISBANE, Australia - March 24, 2019 - PRLog -- Local businesses reach out to the IT professionals at Server Guru IT Support for help with a data backup and disaster recovery strategy.

A third of Australian businesses have experienced a cybercrime of sorts. Losing data because of malware or malicious attacks cost Australian businesses in excess of $270 000 on average.

The latest wave of malicious software known as ransomware is big business, nearly 50% of cyber-attacks are caused by ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks your computer, system or network until you pay the cybercriminal owner a fee.

IT consultant Billy from Server Guru explained "Business backups are key in recovering from cyber-attacks and malicious software like "ransomware" where a client's data is infected and held ransom, in many cases paying the ransom does not guarantee the business getting its data back".

Having up to date anti-virus software is a necessity but should not be not always counted on as a way to prevent these malware as many malware are rewritten and not always detected by antivirus signatures. Only when these new variants spread across the internet and are exposed to be causing harm are they submitted for analysis to antivirus labs.

No business should be without at least one backup system in place. Server Guru IT Support recommend way to do backups would be to have separate backup systems, one for local backups and another system that sends backup to offsite servers.

A decent backup strategy is in most cases the only way to recover from a cyber-attack.

Server Guru IT Support has developed a small business data backup strategy that will secure small businesses from today's cyber-attacks.

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