This article originally appeared on TechTarget.

Smaller businesses, like enterprise-class organizations, face the harsh realities of fire, flood and the pestilence of ransomware outbreaks.

SMBs must shield themselves from such business disruptors, whether outages stem from natural disasters, human error or the malice of cyberintruders. The path to protection starts with a solid business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan. But, unlike their enterprise counterparts, SMBs lack large IT departments with skill sets in BC/DR planning.