Computer Networks Questions Why Distribute IT Had No Offsite Back Ups

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In light of the recent devastating cyber attacks on DistributeIT.com.au Computer Networks CEO, Brian Pereira, is warning companies to think twice before entrusting organisations with one of their most important assets - data. Why Distribute IT did not have any offsite backups or disaster recovery plan in place is the main question posed by Computer Networks.

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We have to question whether organisations that we entrust with our personal and private data actually take security seriously.

In response to the recent hacking of Sony, Sega and now Distribute IT, Computer Networks (CN) have warned businesses to think twice before they entrust just any organisation with one of their most important business assets – data.

Computer Networks CEO, Brian Pereira said:
“We have to question whether organisations that we entrust with our personal and private data actually take security seriously.”

The 11 June cyber attack on DistributeIT.com.au has seen the Australian domain register and hosting company lose more than 4800 websites hosted on their now “unrecoverable” servers, as reported by global news sources including SMH.

Those customers who had no other backups than the ones on Distribute IT have now lost their sites entirely and will have to rebuild them from scratch. Why Distribute IT had no offsite backups or disaster recovery plan in place is the main question from Computer Networks.

“A lot of promises of cheaper prices rely on cutting corners, buyers need to beware that they are not lulled by these fly by night operators, sacrificing the security and viability of their business, customers and data,” said Pereira.

Computer Networks have come out to warn businesses and organisations that this kind of hack could happen to anyone; it’s how prepared and protected you are that will make all the difference.

“Buyers will have to ensure they ask the right questions and commercially put caveats in place with their vendors to manage this risk. You should ask your potential supplier, what is the quality of the equipment that your outsourced environment will run on? What security protocols are in place to protect my data? Do you have a disaster recovery plan? What is it? How do you ensure that my security is water tight?” said Pereira.

CN considers data as one of the most important assets for any organisation and recommends that organisations be more vigilant when it comes to the security of their own data and ask their suppliers what disaster recovery systems they have in place.

“At CN we run IBM and HP infrastructure and secure our environments using a defence in layers approach with multiple niche products at each level. We use external audits to ensure that we are using the right tools to solve the right problem and test our disaster recovery systems regularly. This discipline in protecting our assets should be core to any businesses sustainability,” said Pereira.

About Computer Networks:
Computer Networks is the technology infrastructure and hosting division of The CN Group of Companies, a privately owned Australian IT services company head quartered in North Ryde, NSW. Computer Networks offers dynamic IT Support tailored to the needs of small and medium enterprises through intelligent, innovative and proactive IT solutions.

For more information please visit http://www.computernetworksit.com.au or call 1300 88 66 76.

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