Keep Data Safe
You are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your data. Many of us know what we should do when it comes to backing up our data and updating apps and operating systems, but typically put it off for “tomorrow”. Most modern backup solutions happen behind the scenes and automatically. The three most important steps are described below.
Data Backup and Recovery
Backing up your data on your computers, phones, tablets and laptops is critically important. Virtually every device today has a fairly simple way to duplicate your data, and many operating systems automatically perform backups on a regular schedule. Regular backups ensure that you will be able to retrieve your information in the event of a hack, a ransomware incident or an even a natural disaster.
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Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography. Encryption is used to protect data at rest and data in transit. Each time you buy something online with your smart phone or use an ATM machine encryption is used to protect the information in transit. Give Personal Information Over Encrypted Websites Only. If you’re shopping or banking online, stick to sites that use encryption to protect your information as it travels from your computer to their server. To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address.
Just like safe deposit boxes and fire-proof safes protect important paper documents and other valuables, your electronic data needs to be protected and stored outside of your devices. As we store more and more of our information and records online, we need to have solid back up storage in more than one location. The good news is that there are a wide variety of options available for external data storage.