Redundancy comes in many forms: Battery backup, redundant internet connections and data backup, to name a few. Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so you’re protected in case of a brownout, consider redundant internet connections if your area is vulnerable to outages and back up your data frequently. Doing all of this can help prevent […]
Data is notorious for suddenly disappearing without warning. Maybe your power goes out while a file is writing, or something gets corrupted. Maybe you’re a victim of malware and need to completely wipe a storage drive. Practically everyone has important data they absolutely cannot lose, and the only way to be sure it’s safe is […]
Sometimes, the only way to repair a device that’s infected with malware is to completely wipe the storage drive and reinstall the operating system or perform a factory reset. This will destroy all the data inside and the malware with it. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict when malware will compromise your device, so you should […]
Hard drives can fail without many, if any, warning signs. To prevent losing important data, frequently back up your data to a cloud service and/or another storage drive. Backing up your data is important, but only if it’s being backed up correctly. If the backups fail, you won’t be able to retrieve your documents. Test […]
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is like a surge protector with a battery backup. If you experience a power interruption, devices connected to the UPS will stay powered on as long as the battery lasts. This gives you a chance to save your work and shut your devices down properly to prevent data loss. They […]
October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your household cybersecurity is the strongest it can be. The COVID-19 pandemic […]
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