Backups are vital to keeping your data safe!

Have you ever deleted important data? Or, simply put, have you ever panicked and thought you did?

Of course, you have, everyone does! But good cyber hygiene (backups) will allow you to recover that data in a snap!

There were nearly 304 million ransomware attacks globally in 2020. Cybercriminals are evolving – they are targeting data. The outcome of these attacks are frustrating, and companies must consider backing up their data as part of their security measures.

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Some people use Cloud storage like Dropbox, iCloud Drive, OneDrive, Google Drive are designed to help you with your hard disk space and makes sure you can access the data from different devices. But, if multiple copies of your data are not kept, this is not a true backup.

Services like Backblaze, and Carbonite are designed in a way that you can restore files in the event of data loss. Another simple way to backup would be using an external hard disk! Modern operating systems have backup tools inbuilt such as time machine for macOS and Windows Backup for Windows OS.

My two Cents

Even if you have a cloud storage setup, always have an automatic backup in a different location. This protects against your backup provider getting hacked as well as your data getting deleted. The more copies of your data you have, the more likely you are to be able to restore it.

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