We recommend using more than one source of backup.
The days of external hard drives are outnumbered.
If you only have a single source of data backup, which is located on a local external hard disk, you may only have one source in the event of an accident provided the backup is regularly running, has no faults and doesn’t get corrupted.
However, you aren’t fully protected from loss or corruption should you be hit by a cyber-attack – as soon as such a threat hits your network, data across all devices on your local network will be infected with malware.
Leaving you in a position with corrupted data, NO recovery point to rely on, your livelihood in jeopardy, especially when GDPR states you must have a secure offsite data backup.
A dangerous fact = 70% of companies that suffer a major data loss are out of business within the next 18 months.
What should we do?
To be productive in business, not only do you have to store and process vast amounts of information, you must secure it as well. Follow the simple yet effective best practice of the 3-2-1 Backup Rule, this will ensure your business & its valuable data are protected from a number of unique eventualities.
So the best next thing…get your business secure with a dedicated cloud backup!
Duplicating 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 off-site.
Over-looked and managed by professionals, with frequent updates and backups produced, enabling a secure recovery point if ever required.
What are the advantages of doing it that way?
Given the implications stated in the GDPR ruling, the core benefit will be the peace of mind you will receive from operating with a secure, off-site data backup.
You’re better off having data off-site, than stored in your local server room, where it is far more liable to corrupting & hacking vs. being stored in the cloud where it’s encrypted & ring-fenced away from any penetration of your local networks.
Receive peace of mind 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 current your outsourced IT provider.
Backing up your data is not only useful, but can save your Business from utter disaster.
At Advoco, we specialise in learning our clients’ business and best applying solutions to match their needs.
If you would appreciate a free brief discussion about your operational challenges & to explore the threats to your business, please get in touch today – 0345 260 8801 or drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org