There’s no sure way of preventing ransomware and other types of cybersecurity attacks. They will never go away. So the best defense is a solid offense!

Taking an offensive approach is key because cyberattacks penetrate organizations in a multitude of ways, and preventing them can be like playing a game of “whack a mole.” While large organizations can hire teams of experts and allocate large budgets to their offense efforts, that’s not the case for most SMB organizations.

And even with large teams and budgets, there is no one silver bullet. Tactics like antivirus, perimeter protection (i.e. properly configured firewalls), timely patching, and updates are all good “best practice” security tactics. But they don’t guarantee your organization will never suffer from an attack and the subsequent losses.

What Can SMBs Do to Ensure Business Continuity?

OK…so now what? You are an SMB following the best practices noted above and still have no guarantee your business will not be disrupted by an attack. Your next question should be…if we suffer an attack what is our plan for business continuance and recovery?

A lot of organizations say they have a plan in place, and many rely on a simple back-up. But simple back-ups are not an adequate plan for recovering from today’s sophisticated attacks. In the not so distant past, a proper business continuity/disaster recovery solution was complicated and expensive not only to deploy, but also to test.

But today there are cost-effective solutions like the one Pantek recommends to clients that come in the form of Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRaaS). Pantek’s DRaaS is a comprehensive enterprise-like, budget-appropriate solution for SMBs. So when an attack happens, your business can recover quickly—and with little or no data loss.

For more information, check out this overview of the Pantek Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRaaS) solution.