Server or Endpoint Backup? Not an “Either/Or” Scenario
Actually, you need both
The reason why you need both: server backups and endpoint backups has everything to do with the current environment. Bad actors are benefiting from facilitating and operational that is, servers and endpoints alike.
To top this off, certain events like the ones we see today in the news as ransomware, as well as natural disasters, can have a very profound impact on an organization, hence, it is just obvious and natural your business data is properly backed up. The more the merrier, it is said.
What is their strategy?
Since the bad guys are not going to mount a solid frontal attack to your network – those days are in the past, the new strategy they are implementing is quite simple and efficient: target your staff. This has several forms going from phishing to social engineering, but the main goal is to compromise one user slowly and subtly to then escalate and grow.
This has proven to be most effective, having this pseudo-industry growing from $3.2 Billion in 2019 to a whopping $8.5 Billion in 2020.
What is your strategy?
The straightforward answer can be divided into 3 areas: a) cloud backups, b) security policies, and c) user training – this last one is, unfortunately, not regarded as important, being your own personnel your last and most effective line of defense.
Some business owners have openly expressed this is too expensive. Here are two factors: 1) it’s way more expensive to have your data compromised, and 2) we’ve shown time and time again to our many clients that Managed IT Services are not that expensive but also a need in these technological times.
Either by having your IT Department act upon those 3 factors above or by hiring a qualified MSP, we highly recommend you look at this soon – actually, the sooner the better.
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War