Ignore data backup at your peril. World Backup Day was March 31, and, while it deserves more than one day of our attention, one day is certainly a start. In this blog we’ll take a look at the impact data backup (of the lack thereof) has on businesses.
Protecting data is a 365 days a year job. In a world where data is an organization’s most valuable asset, data backup is the insurance policy every company needs to protect against lost intellectual property and revenue. Data loss is most commonly associated with cybercrime.
The failure to effectively and securely protect data can lead to the corruption or loss of information needed for organizations to make critical business decisions. All these reasons are why it is so important to raise awareness of the importance of data backup. And, while it deserves more than one day of our attention, one day is certainly a start.
Cybercriminals typically attack businesses with the intent of stealing data to then sell on the dark web, use to commit fraud, or hold for ransom. But, by consistently backing up data, organizations can minimize the risks posed by ransomware and other cyberattacks as they are able to restore systems with data they know has not been compromised.
The Four Backup Rules
Here are four backup considerations that can help protect organizations from these threats and allow their data backup processes to flow smoothly:
The lesson is clear – backup before you run the risk of losing it all. Take the time to ensure your organization is prepared for future growth, understands the risks of not having a backup system, protects all its data, and has an integrated approach to data security.