Newsletter Content

Can Your BDR Save Your Business?

Can Your BDR Save Your Business?

Your business seems to be humming along nicely and, BOOM, a disaster hits. Whether this disaster is caused by an act of God, a cybercriminal, or one of your own employees, you have to be ready. Today, we will look at several statistics that show you just how important having a well strategized data backup and disaster recovery plan is.

We continuously stress the need for even our smallest clients to have a continuity plan. The bigger the business, the more comprehensive the plan has to be. After all, if there are a lot of moving parts in your business, you’ll have a lot of moving parts when it is hit with a data loss incident. In fact, we spend a lot of time talking about data loss and how it can negatively affect your business, but we will never be able to stress enough just how big of an asset your data actually is. All the expense that you’ve paid out in man-hours and resources can be lost in a blink of an eye, so doing everything you can to protect that asset is extremely important. The truth is, that for the small business, losing data can be the end game.

Let’s take a look at some of the surprising statistics; and, for each we’ll break down what it potentially means for your business.

Statistic #1: 75% of small businesses do not have a continuity policy
So you run a deli, or a hair salon, or a small boutique. You have two computers that you use and one of them is your point of sale system. Why would you need to have a business continuity plan in place? The answer is in the name: Continuity. You don’t want to go out of business if something were to happen that would cause you to close your doors for a few days, would you?

As far as data backup goes, here are some scenarios:

Your deli accepts credit card information through its dedicated point of sale system. The hardware on the system crashes...Now what? How good would it look if you told your regular customers that their financial information was lost? Even if it wasn’t stolen, you have to imagine that your reputation would take a hit.

You run a small clothing boutique. One of your employees checks their email while they are doing inventory. They click on a link that infects your computer with malware. Can you let a simple mistake floor your business?

A comprehensive data backup strategy will protect you from anything that can put your data at risk. From hardware failure to employee sabotage. As an integral part of an overall business continuity plan, data backup protects your organization’s data in case something terrible happens.

Statistic #2: Over half of companies have experienced a downtime event that was longer than a full workday sometime in the last five years.
Downtime is a business killer. Think about it: during periods of operational downtime, your business is not producing anything, nobody is making any sales, AND you are paying people to sit around and twiddle their thumbs. It will be no surprise to learn, then, that the reason so many businesses fail after a data loss incident, isn’t that they didn’t back up their data, it’s that they didn’t recover enough of it fast enough.

When we consult businesses, we stress the importance of redundancy. The BDR solution we offer has a network attached device that backs up data locally, but the device also pushes changes into the cloud, ensuring that data is stored in more than one place, and giving administrators peace of mind that if something terrible were to happen to their business, the data is safe.

Statistic #3: Nearly 77% of malware-compromised organizations in 2017 were hit by “fileless” malware.
Fileless malware? Now what?! Malware dissemination is getting much more sophisticated, and in the gaps of time where antivirus and firewalls haven't been able to react, people are having their data stolen and systems corrupted.

Fileless attack techniques have been around for some time. Basically, the attacks using this technique don’t leave executable files behind, making it more difficult to ascertain where the malware came from, thus making it harder to remove. Some types of fileless techniques include:

  • Registry-resistant: Attackers store malicious scripts in the registry to help them survive system reboots and make it hard to remove.
  • In-memory: Attackers utilize exploits and code-injection to load and execute malware straight from a system’s RAM.
  • Living off the Land: By injecting malicious code into legitimate admin tools, an attacker can disseminate malware throughout a system without any warning at all.

As it pertains to data backup, malware attacks can get pretty grizzly. Especially if they somehow make it onto the computing network and infect several endpoints simultaneously. By using a powerful backup and recovery solution, you can eliminate the normal downtime that an organization incurs when their systems have to have maintenance performed on them. This is because the network-attached BDR device can act as a server until hardware is replaced or repaired.

To talk to one of our professional IT consultants directly about how much value a dynamic backup and disaster recovery solution can have for your business, call White Mountain IT Services today at 603-889-0800.

Related Articles

  • Protect Yourself Against Bad Luck With Data Backup Whether you are suspicious or not, today seems like a good day to talk out what can happen if some bad luck interferes with your business. Disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, from a freak storm destroying your place of business and every IT component you had inside, to an employee whose path...
  • Why You Should Pay Attention to Data Security Notifications If you’ve watched the news lately, chances are you’ve seen the Equifax breach and the ridiculous fallout it has caused. Over 133 million personal records have been stolen. While it’s difficult not to feel individually victimized by such a breach, it’s important to remember that it’s often not your s...
  • Business Continuity Allows You to Keep Your Business Safe It should come as no surprise that the practice of business continuity planning is one that every business needs to undergo. This planning serves as essentially your only insurance against some form of data disaster or another. Consider your own business for a moment--could it survive a fire, a crit...
  • Your Employees Can Be One Of Your Biggest Security Risks A surprising number of security issues come from inside your organization. User error on the part of the employee can present major problems for your workflow, data security, and the integrity of your business. User error could be something as simple as an employee clicking on the wrong links when t...
  • Why You Need To Know Why Sync, Backup, and Storage Are Diffe... There are quite a few cloud solutions for file management out there, each offering something that sounds slightly different...but how different are they, really, and which would be of most use in your business? We’ll examine your options to find out. Cloud SyncCloud sync services simply allow you t...
  • Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore a Data Backup and Disaster Re... Data backup and disaster recovery are critical to the success of the modern business, but so many organizations still don’t see the importance of maintaining copies of their data infrastructure, or simply don’t think that they will fall victim to a data loss incident. Unfortunately, in this case, we...
With the surge in the number of small and medium businesses that have fallen prey to malware and cyber criminals, there is a lot of focus of what an organization can do to prevent being a victim and how the company should handle themselves after an attack. There is another key factor to preventing cyber criminals from penetrating into your network:...

- Onsite Service Coverage Area -

Onsite Computer Support Services are available to businesses within 100 miles of Nashua New Hampshire. We have excellent onsite coverage from Concord NH, south through Manchester NH and then down into Boston. From Northern and Central Mass we cover from Worcester, east to the North Shore, including the Salem and Portsmouth NH area.



White Mountain IT Services
33 Main Street Suite 302
Nashua, New Hampshire 03064


 padlock1  Cyber Security Toolkit

cloud desktop2 Cloud Desktop Login

Open Positions