If you have been exposed to a ransomware attack “turn it all off” is exactly what happens.
You can no longer “work”!
You may no longer have access to data.
You may no longer have access to systems.
You may no longer have access to the greatest communication system ever invented – the internet!
It is better to be in a controlled situation where you have the power and the ability to learn than to be in a situation where it has happened and you no longer have control.
Yes, it is a huge decision for management and boards but you DO realise that all of this technology that every business relies on can disappear in a heartbeat.
So much can be learned especially when you have the ability to turn it all back on again.
A 1-hour test will give you an insight into how your business will survive.
That is the most important part of the test.
The amount of information that can be gathered in a “turn it all off” scenario is substantial.
- How do you recover?
- How long will it take?
- What are the priority systems?
- How can you function without the systems?
- How long can you function without the systems?
- What manual systems can be used?
- How can those manual systems be added to recovered systems?
- What contingencies do you have in place?
- How do you communicate with customers, suppliers, and vendors?
How many perceived ideas went into your #businesscontinuity and #disasterrecovery plans?
If you thought – “we will worry about that when it happens” – then you are already in trouble!
Do I have your attention yet?
An understanding of the true impact of a “turn it all off” scenario can be hinted at by role-playing.
With so many organisations thinking “it will not happen to us” or “we are too small to be targeted” that role-played scenario will open everyone’s eyes.
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