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5 Steps to Build Business Resilience and Recover from Cyber Attacks

Kim Drinkall April 26, 2023
5 Steps to Build Business Resilience and Recover from Cyber Attacks

Businesses of all sizes face the constant threat of cyber attacks. These attacks can cause significant financial losses and reputational damage, making it essential for companies to take proactive measures to prevent them.  

However, even the most secure systems can fall victim to cyber attacks. In such scenarios, building business resilience by having a robust IT Service Continuity Management (ITSCM) Plan can help you recover from an attack and minimise the damage caused. Here are five essential steps to build business resilience and recover from an attack. 

Microsoft 365 Backup with Acronis 

Microsoft 365 is a powerful suite of applications that businesses rely on for their day-to-day operations. However, it is not immune to cyber attacks. To protect your Microsoft 365 data, you need a comprehensive backup solution. Acronis provides just that. While the built-in Microsoft backup solution allows data to be retrieved for between 30 and 93 days, Microsoft 365 Backup with Acronis offers backup for the entire Microsoft 365 environment including Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. This comprehensive and versatile solution enables quick recovery of lost data in the event of an attack. With Acronis, data can be retained indefinitely, but most businesses elect to retain data for around 8-10 years, in line with other regulations.  

Immutable Storage 

Often when an attack is launched on a business, hackers will corrupt existing storage to make recovery nearly impossible costing the company time and money. Immutable storage is a data storage solution that prevents data from being modified, deleted, or overwritten by anyone for a specified period. This solution offers enhanced data protection, especially in the event of a ransomware attack to cause damage or demand a ransom. Immutable storage prevents attackers from deleting or modifying your backup data, ensuring the data remains safe and secure. 

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) 

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based service that enables the recovery of critical IT infrastructure and data following a disaster. With DRaaS, your data and systems are replicated in the cloud, enabling you to quickly recover from a cyber attack or other disaster. DRaaS solutions can be customised to suit your business needs, ensuring that you have the required resources and tools to recover quickly. 

Highly Available Internet Connectivity 

Reliable internet connectivity is crucial for businesses that rely on cloud-based applications. Loss of internet connectivity can bring business operations to a standstill, causing significant disruption and financial losses. To prevent this, you need to have multiple connections for your cloud-based applications. With multiple connections, you can ensure that your business operations continue even if one connection is lost. Having a connection in the ground and a wireless connection also enhances business resilience. 

IT Service Continuity Management (ITSCM) 

IT Service Continuity Management (ITSCM) is the process of planning and preparing to get back online in a timely manner, should the worst case happen. This process involves creating a comprehensive plan that outlines the steps required to restore your IT infrastructure and data following an attack or any other disaster – such as fire, flood, system failure, or human error. ITSCM is essential to minimise downtime and reduce the financial impact of an attack. 


In conclusion, cyber attacks are a significant threat to businesses, and companies need to take proactive measures to prevent them. However, even the most secure systems can fall victim to attacks, making it essential to have a robust ITSCM plan in place.

With these five essential steps, businesses can recover from an attack more quickly and minimise the damage caused when disaster strikes. With the right tools and strategies, businesses can protect their data and systems and continue to operate smoothly in the face of a cyber attack. Contact us today to learn how Wicresoft can help you reach the next level of cyber security.