Why You Should Backup Your Data

Key Points

  • Backups are generally considered one of the best ways to protect your company’s data.
  • If your data is compromised, a backup can help you to retrieve it.
  • Recovery methods include complete backups and granular restorations.

In the blink of an eye, a computer can crash or get hacked without warning. Your company’s most important data can be lost if something like this happens.

How would that affect your business?

One of the most important things you can do to protect your business is to have a reliable backup system. Ideally, you should put in place a system that not only secures your data but also minimizes downtime following data recovery.

To keep your business data safe and secure, make sure you have a backup strategy implemented. There are so many different backup solutions available today that protecting this sensitive information has never been easier.

If you haven’t backed up your data yet, don’t wait until it’s too late.

Where Should You Backup Your Data And Why?

Data can be compromised by hardware, software, or human error. Aside from these glitches, viruses and cyberattacks can also unexpectedly compromise data at any time. The purpose of backing up data is to ensure that it can be retrieved should any of these situations occur.

We can’t stress enough how important it is to regularly back up your data. Backups reduce the likelihood of even more lost data and can help you to recover data from a certain point in time, enabling your business to bounce back quicker and resume operations much sooner.

If you want the best protection against data loss, keep your backups on an external storage medium. It can be something as simple as an external hard drive or it can be hosted in a cloud storage service. As an additional note, being in south Florida, if you decide to have a physical storage device, it’s best to keep it somewhere separate from your office in case of flooding or a hurricane.

How To Recover Compromised Data

Cyberattacks have skyrocketed over the past few years to the point that they have become increasingly problematic for businesses of all sizes and types. Considering the amount of data that is stored online today, the possibility of your organization’s data being compromised is very real.

So, what happens if you get hacked or if your device crashes? Can you recover your data?

Luckily, data can be recovered in a number of ways today. Two examples of data recovery solutions are complete backups and granular restorations.

Using these two solutions, we can help you if you have been victimized by ransomware or if you have lost data. A member of our team will evaluate your case and determine what is the most appropriate course of action for your business.

Throughout the entire process of recovering your data, you’ll be supported and guided by our IT professionals. In the event of a malware attack, you can count on us to handle the transaction or negotiate with the attackers on your behalf.

Aside from that, we offer preventative measures against data loss. As part of our IT security services, we can detect security gaps in your system and can provide proactive solutions to address them. Because ransomware attacks often involve social engineering, we can also provide training to your employees on how to detect different kinds of cyber threats and malware.

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