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Before you travel, backup your information

Back up your most important stuff—contacts, photos, videos and other device data—with another device or online backup service before setting off on a trip. Our internet suite products offer online backup in addition to internet security.

Take it easy on your external hard drives

External HDDs can be a useful part of your backup strategy, even if you also use a cloud-based backup solution. When using one, make sure to keep it in a safe place where it won’t fall or get buried under other objects. Consider transferring its contents to other media after 4 years, when the risk […]

Keep flash drives secure

A detachable external drive may seem like a good way to boost security to sensitive data, but it has its own challenges. A USB can be inserted into many devices, and you can’t know if their own security meets your standards. You can mitigate chances of security breaches due to theft with advanced drives that […]

Back up your valuable data

Protect your valuable work, music, photos and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely. If you have a copy of your data and your device falls victim to ransomware, you will be able to restore the data from a backup. Use the 3-2-1 rule as a guide to backing up […]

Store your backups separately

Best practice is to store your backups on a separate device that cannot be accessed from a network, such as on an external hard drive. Once the backup is completed, make sure to disconnect the external hard drive, or separate device from the network or computer.

Store sensitive files in the OneDrive personal vault

Do you have sensitive files sitting on your desktop or in an unsecured folder stored on your hard drive? If you have OneDrive, you can easily move those documents — like tax records or recovery codes — into a more secure Personal Vault. OneDrive users can open the Personal Vault from their file manager. Then […]