According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 nearly half of all UK firms have suffered a UK cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. The average cost to a large business is roughly £20,000 but the reality is that financial implications from the breach itself, as well as the knock on impact of customer loss and reputational damage, could be thousands or it could be millions.
Cloud computing provides a model through which businesses can access flexible, high quality, on demand resources, including computing power, databases, storage capacity and software applications. It is the evolution of server based computing and the appeal to the business world is broad, from cost effective pricing, to scalability and accommodating any diversity of location.
‘Disasters’ come in all shapes and sizes for businesses. From systems subjected to sustained attack, to a simple power outage, the consequences of these actions can be severe for those who aren’t prepared. Achieving fast RTO – i.e. the time and service objectives for business recovery following a disaster – has a considerable impact on how well a business recovers overall, how much damage is done and the way in which client relationships can be preserved.