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Use cloud backup to secure your data

Make electronic and physical back-ups or copies of all your important files. Data can be lost in many ways including malware, computer malfunctions, theft, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use an online backup tool to keep your important documents safe.

Handle external hard drives with care

External HDDs are useful parts of a backup strategy, even if you also use a cloud-based 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 of drive failure […]

Make backups to reduce the threat from ransomware

A 2018 ransomware attack against the City of Atlanta highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware’s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a […]