Key pieces of information that are commonly stored by businesses, be that employee records, customer details, loyalty schemes, transactions, or data collection, needs to be protected. This is to prevent the data from being misused by third parties for fraud, such as phishing scams, and identity theft.
Tips to backup your data securely
- Keep at least 3 copies of your data (1 on local machine, 1 on secure cloud storage and 1 on offline external drive)
- Maintain a constant, automated backup schedule.
- Verify their access periodically.
- Keep your data backups in a secure, off-site location (this rule applies to your offline external drive backup).
Data must be protected from access by unauthorized persons who might misuse the data. Additionally, data must be safeguarded from loss or damage as a result of harm. Multiple copies of data are necessary in order to restore lost or damaged data.