IT - Backup

Best Practices For Backup Audit Preparation
SearchDataBackup, May 29th 2020
What are must-have items to satisfy an audit of your backup platform? Why is auditing important? Discover how the audit process can help your organization improve.

"Auditing provides an objective examination of how your organization performs controls and if the results are consistent with the control objectives. As data backups and related activities are mission-critical, they should be periodically reviewed to ensure that your organization is following backup policies, performing backup procedures consistently and carefully documenting results.

Regardless of the type of data backup audit -- first person (internal audit), second person (external audit by a contracted organization) or third person (fully independent external audit) -- preparation and documentation are two essential components. In addition, make sure the audit firm is familiar with issues associated with data backup and archiving, storage facilities and security, and is prepared to use that expertise..."


Best Practices For Backup Audit Preparation
SearchDataBackup, May 29th 2020
What are must-have items to satisfy an audit of your backup platform? Why is auditing important? Discover how the audit process can help your organization improve.

"Auditing provides an objective examination of how your organization performs controls and if the results are consistent with the control objectives. As data backups and related activities are mission-critical, they should be periodically reviewed to ensure that your organization is following backup policies, performing backup procedures consistently and carefully documenting results.

Regardless of the type of data backup audit -- first person (internal audit), second person (external audit by a contracted organization) or third person (fully independent external audit) -- preparation and documentation are two essential components. In addition, make sure the audit firm is familiar with issues associated with data backup and archiving, storage facilities and security, and is prepared to use that expertise..."


42% of companies experienced a data loss event that resulted in downtime last year

"That high number is likely caused by the fact that while nearly 90% are backing up the IT components they're responsible for protecting, only 41% back up daily - leaving many businesses with gaps in the valuable data available for recovery.

In order to select an appropriate backup solution for your business, you need to think about a variety of factors. We've talked to several industry professionals to get their insight on the topic..."


42% of companies experienced a data loss event that resulted in downtime last year

"That high number is likely caused by the fact that while nearly 90% are backing up the IT components they're responsible for protecting, only 41% back up daily - leaving many businesses with gaps in the valuable data available for recovery.

In order to select an appropriate backup solution for your business, you need to think about a variety of factors. We've talked to several industry professionals to get their insight on the topic..."

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