You certainly don’t want a system crash to destroy your most important documents and photos. Maintain redundant backups of your data across many different media types. Consider cloud-based backup as well as external HDDs or thumb drives or even newer solid state drives (SSD). The 3-2-1 rule is a good general framework for backing up your data: […]
If you use an external HDD for backup, be mindful of it’s lifespan, it won’t last forever. HDD failure rates rise abruptly in the fourth year and beyond, so if you’re wary of losing a key backup, make sure to have other drives in the mix and/or use a cloud-based backup solution.
Data is a lucrative target for cybercriminals. If your accounts become compromised, they could access your sensitive data and personal information. Backup programs mitigate the risk that bad actors delete or hold data ransom. Automated programs can even schedule routine backups at an interval to ensure your most recent data is protected. Storing this backup […]
Paperless offices depend on a reliable digital solution to manage their files. More importantly, they need to keep sensitive information out of harm’s way, including malicious hackers who want to extort them with ransomware. Storing digital files in a protected system is a good way to protect them from outsiders. Take this one step further […]
Data can be lost in many ways including ransomware, malware, computer malfunctions, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use electronic and physical back-ups or copies of your most important files. Best practice is to also use an online backup tool as an added layer of security to keep your important documents safe.
Encryption is a great asset to cloud computing. By encrypting your data, you basically make it impossible to read without the necessary keys. Encryption allows you to create those keys so that if a data breach does occur, your information will be worthless to attackers. You can also encrypt just parts of your data that […]
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