Data Disaster Backup Comes Ahead of Data Encryption

Data disaster recovery data is an important premise as well as an important part of the enterprise information leakage protection. The so-called data disaster recovery, in simple terms is to backup and store the same information in different places. If companies centrally store all the data in the one place, once the crisis occurs, the damage and loss will be immeasurable.

When the data has been destroyed, then there is no need to protect it. The so-called data disaster recovery, in simple terms is to copy the data and store them in different places, so that even if data in one place is accidently damaged, the data stored in other places can also be used, which will not affect the normal business operations. But if companies centrally store all the data in the same place, once the crisis occurs, the damage will be immeasurable.

In fact, many companies have risks of data loss or data damage in many places, which can be divided in following four types:

The first type is that some companies have low awareness of information security, paying less attention to data classification and archiving of documents, randomly storing documentation in any place, when you want to use, you cannot find them in anywhere.

The second is the false -style loss. In the office process, employees will randomly delete those data that they think it’s temporarily useless, while later on they need these data, but can’t retrieve them.

The third one is misconduct lost. We may take wrong operations owing to various factors at work; we may inadvertently delete important documents.

The last one is malicious destruction. If the members in companies want to vent discontent, commercial espionage deliberately implement to combat competitors, all those will cause data and information malicious destruction. If there is no perfect disaster recovery mechanism, these issues are likely to become a nightmare of enterprise.

How to build an effective data backup mechanism to deal with unexpected accidents?

First, the enterprise should track and backup the important documents in internal network, including document printing, IM transfer documents, files attached in send e-mail, a copy of the document in removable storage devices, etc. It’s able to not only prevent document being loss, but also completely control document to prevent illegal leaks.

Second, enterprise should audit and backup some operations of important documents, such as modify, delete, etc., to prevent accidental deletion or malicious deletion.

Third, enterprise should backup the document server, if the company adopts the information leakage protection system, the supplier should provide server backup solution, so even if a server fails, it will not interfere with the system running.

Fourth, the enterprise should also make plaintext backup if the company uses the file encryption system. Because no matter how stable the encryption system is, the event of earthquakes, fires, power outages and other accidents may have effect on the integrity of the document.

Only with a sound data disaster recovery mechanism, the enterprise information leakage protection system is considered complete.