Gone are the days of taking external hard drives home…
If you only have a single source of data backup onto a local external hard disk or perhaps a NAS device, you may only have a single source in the event of an accident provided the backup is regularly running, has no faults and doesn’t get corrupted.
But you aren’t protected from loss or corruption should a ransomware attack strike – as soon as such an attack hits your network, data across all devices on your local network will be affected.
Leaving you in a position with corrupted data and no recovery point, your livelihood could be in jeopardy overnight, especially when #GDPR states you must have a secure offsite data backup#.
A scary fact = 70% of companies that suffer a major data loss are out of business within 18 months.
What do you recommend?
To be effective in business today not only do you have to store and process vast amounts of information, you must protect it as well. Follow the simple yet effective best practice of 3-2-1 Backup Rule, will ensure your business & its valuable data is defended from a multitude of eventualities.
So the best next step…get your business defended with a dedicated cloud backup!
Replicating your data offsite to a Cloud-based backup platform, for example, is a secure and automated way of ensuring that your critical data is protected offsite.
Over watched by professionals, with frequent updates and backups produced, enabling a secure recovery point if ever required.
What are the benefits of doing it that way?
Given the strict implications stated in the #GDPR blog# recently published, the core benefit will be the peace of mind you will receive from operating with a secure, offsite data backup.
You’re better off having data offsite, then in-house, where it is far more liable to corruption and hacking vs. being stored in the cloud where it’s encrypted & ring-fenced away from any penetration of your local network.
Receive instant comfort that your backup service will not only be scheduled to run automatically, typically taking a daily copy of your new & updated files offsite to the cloud overnight, but it should also be managed, monitored and maintained by your IT provider.
Who is Iron Dome?
One of our core values is to help educate and empower businesses with the knowledge around cyber security and keeping their IT systems safe. A conversation may not lead to us working together, but if you are able to learn anything from a chat with our team then we have accomplished what we set out to do. Educate!