1.Well-defined Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are cornerstones of any back-up and recovery plan. 2. Make at least 3 copies of data and store them at 2 different location with 1 version being offsite. 3. Choose cloud back-up instead of cloud storage as it offers critical data recovery features and protects data against ransomware. 4. Have a well-tested recovery plan. 5. Ensure proper communication between every stakeholder.