The most important concept to understand is the difference between a data backup and Business Continuity:
Now that the difference is clear, it’s clear why businesses need a Business Continuity plan in place. C3 focuses on helping businesses recover as quickly as possible, and with as little impact as possible, so the overall impact is minimal – to both the business and the people affected.
Backing up information and files is important, but a Business Continuity plan is just that – a plan for how to continue business as quickly as possible following a catastrophe. From fires to floods, from server crashes to overheating, from viruses to hacks and data breaches, there are numerous ways to experience a failure – but the best way to prevent any of these from causing grief is to have a contingency plan.
Bill Wootton is the Founder and President of C3 Integrated Solutions, a full-service IT provider based in Arlington, VA that specializes in securing our nation’s Defense Industrial Base through cloud-based solutions and industry leading partners. Bill is passionate about bringing cyber-awareness, and cyber-maturity to the nation’s Defense Industrial Base, working with clients to help them achieve CMMC and NIST 800-171 compliance by providing MSP, security and Office 365 integration services.