Firms failing on data recovery, says Kroll Ontrack


Firms failing on data recovery, says Kroll Ontrack

Cliff Saran

Many companies are failing to provide for data recovery in their compliance policies, according to a global survey carried out by Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery services.

Regulations governing data make it clear that companies have a responsibility to protect data and make significant attempts to retrieve data that has become compromised or lost. In an e-mail survey of 100 users, 78% of respondents stated that they believed data recovery to be the most important component of a compliance plan while only 50% said that it was part of company policy.

Worryingly, nearly half of respondents (43%) said they did not test their back-up systems to ensure data could be recovered in the event of a disaster.

"While data recovery is becoming increasingly synonymous with disaster recovery plans, this survey reveals that data recovery has not yet been deemed a critical component of all compliance policies," said Phil Bridge, managing director at Kroll Ontrack, UK.

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