In last week’s Tech Tip, we highlighted three major components of disaster preparedness that ensure longevity to your company name. Saving your companies’ precious data by utilizing cloud services, investing in backup electric resources and creating a comprehensive recovery outline, represent the frontline defense to potentially disastrous predicaments. These are measures that are highly effective. In today’s TechTip, we’ll discuss common mistakes that often lead to grave consequences.
TechTip Disaster Preparedness

Waiting……
Disaster can manifest itself in a myriad way whether it be from natural calamity or from man-made sources. The longer you wait to develop a structured preparation outline the faster you will be blindsided. Murphy’s Law states “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Pay heed to this adage, and pay attention to your surroundings. Evaluate your business environment to tailor the perfect strategy to suit your needs, and stop thinking short-term.

Not Cross-Training Your Team
Disaster happens from within your staff as well. Preparation means taking every step to ensure your employees are safe and out of harms way. In the event of personal emergencies affecting personal lives, employees might not be able to work for extended periods of time. The loss of human capital can take big hits on your productivity and workflow if you don’t have proper replacements, take the time to integrate all of your department’s goals and share knowledge with each other so you can provide a helping hand. Cross-training is essentially your employee assurance policy.

Being careless with employee credentials
Storing confidential information like passwords into plain text files, sharing admin accounts between multiple personnel. You’ve heard this all before, it’s easier than ever for hackers to infiltrate personal account information just by obtaining personal data; birth dates, phone numbers and home addresses. You would be shocked to find that the majority of key personnel inside your company use the same password for every access point into your network. Request a unique combination of characters for added security from every employee in your organization and require their passwords be updated every 90 days, so chances of this disaster will be diminished. Download LastPass 4.0 password vault manager for a free trial period.