Accidents do not come knocking at the door. That is why you should always be prepared for the worst. As a business or a user in the digital space, nothing can be worse than extensive data loss.
In today’s world, data is one of the most crucial parts of any business. So, whether you lose your data due to self-mistake or cyber-attack, it can cause serious damage to your business. Keeping that in mind, we have come to you with a list of ways to go about preventing extensive data loss.
Keep Your Data Backed Up
We can not emphasize enough how important it is for you to keep your data backed up. With so many security threats in the world, you never know when or how you will face data loss. So keeping a scheduled back routine for all your data is crucial. We advise people to back up their data at least once a week.
Have Multiple Backups
One single backup is always not enough. What about that one rare occasion when one of your backups and your current system crashes at the same time.
The best rule of thumb is to have
- 3 backups of all the data that are vital for your business.
- 2 forms of backup, which means both physical and on the cloud.
- 1 single backup off-site, just in case your physical office sustains any form of damage.
When it comes to preventing extensive data loss, encryption is the key. Make sure your backed-up data are fully encrypted so they are safe and completely secure from any form of cyber attack.
This might sound simple, but many people all around the world do not invest in antivirus. The best way to keep yourself from harm’s way is to invest in internet security.
As businesses have to deal with emails every day, they are the biggest target of phishing and ransomware. A full-on antivirus system will prevent the malware in the emails to affect your company and provide extensive email security in return.
Invest in a DLP Solution
A DLP solution will address all the issues that revolve around data loss and do much more than traditional data protection for your business. DLP tools are designed to offer several layers of protection for your sensitive data and block unauthorized transfer of data.
Consequences of Not Taking These Precautions
If you do not take this prevention measure, you can suffer from extensive loss of customer data. Hackers can get hands-on the financial data, social security number, name, address, phone number of your loyal customers. You can also lose rights to your intellectual property which is arguably one of the biggest assets for any business. Take the measures stated above and enjoy a worry-free business experience for the years to come. Contact ANAX for assistance today.