An office worker looks exasperated as an alert about ransomware takes up the screen of their computer. Transparency is often the best hedge against natural and manmade disasters, hacks and cyberattacks and other unfortunate events that can cause enterprises to lose their data.(Credit: PR Image Factory/Adobe Stock)

Ask your IT teams to answer these questions quickly: If your company's servers crashed today, are you confident that they would be back up within 15 minutes? Do you know where your data is hosted? Do you know where the host's backup sites are located?

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