25 May

What is Your Data Protection Strategy?

    How to Protect Your Data

    Dwelling on the worst-case scenario? That is never a good idea. Preparing for the best outcome in the event of the worst-case scenario? Now that is a brilliant business move.

    Many businesses are operating under a false sense of security. Without routine modifications and maintenance, an organization may be severely impacted by a harmful data breach.

    How To Revise Your Organization’s Data Strategy

    Step One: Prioritize

    Determine the most imperative and sensitive forms of data stored by your business. This will help you to prioritize your storage needs. You may be wasting space on irrelevant information or ignoring critical records.

    Step Two: Schedule

    You now know what data needs to be regularly backed up. Your IT team should proceed to adjust your periodic backups to include all necessary information.

    Step Three: Test

    Your IT team is responsible for performing frequent tests to ensure that your strategy will work in the event of a disaster.

    Why Your Storage Location Matters

    Do you know where your data is stored? A major measure in your organization’s data plan is the location of the information. You may copy data to a secure form of media and store it on-site. Or, you may send your files via the cloud to a database that is off-site.

    Off-site storage protects against all threats – both physical and digital. A fire could engulf your office or a pipe could burst and destroy your equipment. While hardware can be replaced, lost data can never be salvaged. This is a vital consideration when revising your strategy.

    Cyber threats are intensifying and small businesses are most at risk. Careful, considerate and security-minded planning is the best way to mitigate the chances of your organization falling victim to a data disaster. If you wish to protect your valuable investment and all of its data, Contact Us to speak to a cyber-security expert. 

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