CSW S1, E26 - How to Back up and Recover Your Data

Fred Cobb – CISO and VP of Services, InfoSystems

Rob Ashcraft – Sr. Cyber Security Strategist

This episode of the Cybersecurity Weekly Podcast is Part 10 of our series on the Center for Internet Security Top 20 Controls. Here's a quick list of where we're at:

Basic CIS Controls 1-6
Foundational CIS Controls
7) Email and Web Browser Protections
8) Malware Defenses
9) Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols, and Services
10) Data Recovery Capability

In this episode, Fred and Rob discuss Data Recovery Capability, the processes and tools used to back up your data. This is the fourth Foundational CIS Control and focuses on backing up and recovering your data as quickly as possible. Data Recovery Capability is most impactful when a company has taken action against the first nine CIS Controls (following the CIS Top 20 Cybersecurity Controls).

Your company's most valuable asset is data. If the data is lost due to a disaster, crisis, or criminal activity, your company will likely have a long road to recovery. That's why backing up your data is critical. Having a plan in place to back up your data and quickly recover that data if something happens is a step many companies don't take. Anybody can create a plan with the right support, tools, and information.

You can implement these controls yourself, but it may cost you a substantial amount of time, money, and effort. There are Cybersecurity experts who specialize in getting these controls set up for hundreds of organizations.

Listen to the full episode to learn how your business can begin following the Center for Internet Security Top 20 Controls and make your company more secure.

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This episode discusses Control Ten of the CIS (Center for Internet Security) "Top 20 Controls." The Top 20 Controls are a set of prioritized best practices designed to help organizations protect themselves from cyber-attacks. It is a framework for every organization, whether you have a full department of IT support or don't have security programs or measures in place. You can learn more about the 20 CIS Controls here.

See the break-down of these CIS Controls' Sub-Controls here.

Discover how other organizations are using these controls here.