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Recovery is a broad term that describes the process of returning to a normal or healthy state after having been ill or broken, or the ‘process of getting something back’. Cybersecurity recovery can refer to the process of protecting data assets after a data breach, meaning that it is the state of security itself that is restored. Recovery in the cyber context can also mean the restoration or reconstruction of data after an attack or system malfunction. Recovery can refer to restoring all the factors of cybersecurity: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.

An example of recovering data can be through backups that are stored on another server than the one where the data was affected. To be able to use backups for system- or data recovery it is important to have the backup stored and secured separately from the running system.

Related keywords: Restore, Business continuity, Data recovery, Data reconstruction, System recovery, Backup/storage security.