Canadian Security: Three steps to improving IT resiliency and security
by Martin Poirier
"Protecting data at one physical location is no longer possible. You need to protect it everywhere it resides."
IT and security professionals often equate IT resilience with disaster recovery. However, in today’s business environment, simply having a disaster recovery plan isn’t enough. People expect data and online services to be available at any time. Even a relatively small service disruption can damage a company’s reputation.
True IT resilience requires security teams and managers to take a more proactive approach to preventing incidents before they cause a disruption. Upgrading IT infrastructure and practicing effective patch management are great first steps. But the real key to resilience is planning and preparation. Below are three critical steps to creating a secure IT infrastructure and minimizing the possibility of downtime.