Re-evaluating IT Disaster recovery


Re-evaluating IT Disaster recovery

In the wake of an unprecedented cyberattack on the French government, the global business community is prompted to re-evaluate its approach to IT Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) strategies. The recent assault, a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities even in robust systems, underscores the pressing need for organisations to move beyond traditional backup measures.


Unprecedented Cyberattacks on the French Government

Recent cyberattacks on the French government, characterised by their intensity and sophistication, have sent shockwaves through the global cybersecurity landscape. Critical systems compromised, data at risk, and essential services disrupted—this incident serves as a vivid illustration of the critical importance of fortifying IT infrastructure against cyber threats.


The Evolution of DR Planning in the Wake of Crisis

In light of the recent cyber onslaught, the focus on DR planning intensifies. Businesses worldwide are prompted to reassess the adequacy of their DR plans, moving beyond conventional data recovery measures to ensure the preservation of essential business functions during unexpected disruptions.


Business Continuity: A Strategic Imperative Amid Cybersecurity Crisis

The cyberattacks on the French government highlight the strategic imperative of business continuity. Beyond immediate challenges of data recovery, organisations are recognising the urgent need to integrate business continuity into their operations, ensuring a seamless customer experience even amidst cybersecurity crises.


Data Backup: A Pillar of Resilience in the Face of Cyber Threats

While traditional data backup remains foundational, it is evolving in response to contemporary challenges. Modern backup solutions are now seen as integral to operational resilience, providing a safety net capable of withstanding cyber threats, natural disasters, or any unforeseen events.


IT Resilience as a Unified Response

In the aftermath of the cyber onslaught, IT resilience emerges as the overarching theme unifying DR planning, business continuity, and data backup. Organisations are transitioning from a reactive stance to a holistic approach, forging resilient IT ecosystems capable of adapting and thriving amid cybersecurity adversity.


Leveraging Cloud-Based Solutions to Enhance Cyber Resilience

Cloud-based solutions assume a pivotal role in transforming disaster recovery and business continuity strategies. In the face of intensified cyber threats, organisations globally are embracing the scalability, flexibility, and accessibility of the cloud to fortify their resilience against cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials

Protecting your business from data leaks and fines due to data breaches should be at the top of your ‘Good Business Practices’ list of things to do.

Does your company demonstrate to your customers and partners that you take yours and their cyber security seriously?

Read on to learn more about 5 Cyber Essential Controls and how to keep your business safe.

1) Firewalls

These ensure the safety of not only your networks but also devices and your employees, which is crucial for keeping your company secure and compliant. Firewalls prevent unauthorised access by determining who has permission to access private networks and allowing you to control where your users go. More than antivirus software, Firewalls safeguard against attacks and external threats from gaining access to your systems.

2) Secure Configuration

This is a key figure for any business. Both web server and application server configurations play vital roles in your company’s cyber security. By managing your computer and network devices with the proper configurations of your servers, will in turn prevent and help avoid security problems and any unauthorised actions or threats being carried out.

3) User Access Control

When you don’t implement an effective user access control management system, you put your business at risk. Prevent insalubrious individuals and groups from gaining open access to your sensitive data, by keeping all of your business information and data services to a minimum. Users with higher risk permissions should be authorised employees only and managed effectively. Having too many users with privileged admin rights can create opportunities for any criminal hacker to gain access.

4) Malware Protection

Malicious software gains access to your system and begins to steal confidential data, corrupting files and documents causing you to lose access to your sensitive information, resulting in irreparable damage. It is essential that you protect your business and prevent loss or damage with malware protection.

5) Security Update Management

Stay up to date with the latest software and applications for all your network devices, preventing security threats and cyber attacks. A business can find itself vulnerable to exploitation by criminal hackers without proper security update management.

NVOY Technologies understands how vital it is to ensure that your company is not left vulnerable to exploitation by criminal hackers. Contact us on 020 3965 9631 or visit to learn more about what NVOY can do for your business.