If you store data that is critical for your business to run – and frankly that’s most of our data! – you should always back it up regularly. If you don’t you really are asking for trouble for your business.
Even if you are storing your data on a single PC you can still backup your data regularly using something simple like a USB hard disk and the built-in Windows backup program. Or if you don’t want the risk of storing essential data on a physical device in your office that can easily be lost or stolen, you could use a cloud backup system such as the ones that Q6IT provide. Cloud backup services take regular backups by sending your data up to the cloud where it is stored securely off-site. This means that if you are unfortunate enough to experience a disaster such as a flood, fire or theft your data will still be safe and recoverable.
Also, it’s worth noting that globally, malware is becoming an increasing risk to our data, and most of the time the only way to recover data after a ‘ransomware’ attack is to restore from backups. This makes backups more critical than ever.
These steps are just one aspect of a secure and safe IT infrastructure and if you follow these simple steps it might just be the best thing you can do for your business to protect it from hackers.
Speak with Q6IT today to see how we can assist you in protecting your data.