Shifting focus from preparing for a single event to always ensuring business continuity
In our part of the world, we are facing a security situation and instability that is worse now than in over 40 years. Ongoing war, attacks on critical infrastructure, electricity shortage and high inflation, to name a few. Events that weren’t on anybody’s radar just a year ago, and the future implications of these events are hard to predict.
On top of these risks and threats, organizations are increasingly facing cyber-attacks, as the rapid speed of digitalisation has made us totally dependent on IT and criminals exploit that fact to the fullest.
Threats have become so common that many organizations are now shifting focus from preparing for a single event to always ensuring business continuity, through quick recovery from almost any event – both from known risks, but also unknown threats waiting around the corner.
If there is one thing keeping executives up at night, it’s the question of; what’s the implication to our business if the worst thing happens, and how quickly can we recover from that event.
A digitised business with ever-growing data volumes, with multi-cloud environment where business-critical systems span across platforms, it’s not hard to imagine the increasing complexity of always knowing where the data resides and keeping it safe.
If, or when your organisation is subject to a cyberattack, knowing in advance which systems, processes and what data are considered critical to the business, and what is the acceptable limits of consequences for these is crucial to understand. That way, you can prioritise your efforts and investments to modernise the security postures around those systems and processes.
It all comes down to two things; having data to recover from and being able to recover quickly.
Many of our customers provide critical services to society and serve national interests in the Nordics. Successful organizations are typically well on their way executing a cloud transformation journey to become more agile and efficient but also, more resilient.
The common denominator, based on our experience, is that these companies have both ensured they always have data that they can recover from, but also that they have significantly reduced the recovery time from days (if not weeks) to minutes and hours. This is made possible through early detection and fully automated recovery, even to different regions of the world if needed.