Are you the CEO? You’re Fired!

Often Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning and preparedness is seen as outwith the scope and responsibility of senior company executives and the CEO.

It is NOT.

Data loss, security breaches and the inability to continue business operations in the event of ‘disasters’ can even get the CEO fired.

Executives should be extremely wary of taking a “nice to have, if and when we have the money” or just “talk to the IT guy, I’m too busy to be concerned with this”, approach to business continuity and infrastructure and and data security issues.

A common corporate executive mantra is the;  “the buck stops here” phrase as popularized by US President Harry S. Truman , it would be very wise for senior executives to remember that the buck also “stops here” when it comes to business continuity and information security issues.

As the CEO, it falls on you to make sure your business can survive in the event of any disaster. Irrespective of whether this is a flood, data security breach, serious data loss or debilitating cyber-attacks. Disasters absolutely can and do happen and must be planned for.

Here are some recent examples recounting the end of the CEO for data related failures;

Cyber Security Failures Can Cost A CEO Their Job

One our objectives at C-NEST is to make sure that as an executive and as a client of C-NEST that you do not find yourselves as a name on this or any similar lists!

A key step in ensuring this doesn’t happen to you is get clear and unambiguous answers to the following questions through discussions with your CIO and senior technical resources:

  • What is the economic ‘fall out’  if our key systems and applications are unavailable for one day, one week or longer?
  • How do we currently protect our key applications and are these key applications protected any differently from our less critical applications?
  • What happens to our critical data in the event of any disaster?
  • What types of disasters are we currently protecting ourselves against?
  • What is our corporate RTO (recovery time objective) and RPO (recovery point objective)?
  • What were the results of our latest full disaster recovery test and where is the report related to these tests?
  • Does the recovery plan meet all compliance objectives?
  • Within the organisation, who has responsibility for ensuring that  the data storage and disaster recovery plan is being followed?

Then make sure that these questions are raised and answered on an annual basis. Business evolves, technology changes, threats increase and risks are always present!

At C-NEST we specialize in making sure you’ve got all of this covered.

Our expert services are delivered with high levels of automation and with outstanding support. We are available 24/7 to assist with infrastructure fail-over and our secure and simple online portal allows recovery access from wherever you might be. Our solutions deliver seamless integration between your on-premise systems and our cloud-based storage, ensuring everything is sync.

Whether you simply need to protect or recover a file an email, an entire database, a complete server or your entire infrastructure, we can ensure that it all happens at the push of a button.

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