Enterprises that are highly mobile or spread over large geographic regions may face a somewhat lower risk than those that use a single center for operations, but that doesn't mean they can't lose everything. De-centralizing information, or having multiple storage sites, is a critical safety net to employ.
According to the survey, cybersecurity is a top worry, with 26% of respondents saying the thought of worms or viruses keeps them awake at night. Natural disasters ranked second in the sleep-deprivation category with 21%, followed by security breaches (18%), and man-made disasters (15%).
If there's one lesson learned in the wake of 9/11, it's that centralized business operations create an inherent risk in the eventuality that those locations are destroyed by acts of god or madmen. Finance firms in Manhattan have moved many of their central data and information resources away from Wall Street, with some pushing business-critical data to safer locations across the Hudson River in Jersey City.
If these companies already have taken the steps to protect their information, shouldn't you protect yours?