World Backup Day 2021
What is this day and why is it so important?
The "World Backup Day" was established in 2011 by the IT expert "Ismail Jadun" in cooperation with other colleagues. Through this IT Promo-day, more public awareness for effective data backup as well as recovery processes has been raised, especially in recent years. Simply, it is all about "copy-paste" in case of data loss.
Today, as cyber risks continue to rise due to increasing remote working, it is imperative for businesses as well as individuals to store all data securely and perform regular backups.
According to statistics, 30% of all people have never performed a backup and only one in four people perform regular backups. As a result, countless data have already been lost every year due to theft, computer viruses, hard drive crashes and other accidents or user errors. The loss of sensitive data in particular can mean considerable financial damage for companies and, in the worst case, even lead to insolvency. For this reason, companies should pay more attention to the security of their data.
What is there to consider?
Here for you our 3 backup tips:
- Use multiple backup options. Generally, at least two locations should be chosen for the secure storage of data. We advise you to use our cloud-based and highly secure Swiss platform SWISS SECURIUM®. This is because all data is encrypted E2EE (end-to-end encryption) and stored in accordance with Swiss data protection law, with high security standards in our Swiss data centre. If you work with sensitive data and want to keep all your data safe and at hand at all times, you've come to the right place.
- Automation. To avoid disrupting business processes, it is important that backups are created automatically. In this way, the creation of data backups is not forgotten, which may prevent further unpleasant surprises.
- Control. Despite automation, one should not rely 100% on it and should check the backup for function and completeness. For example, the daily status reports of the backups indicate whether everything has been completed successfully or not. In addition, we also advise all companies to carry out a "worst case" test to check whether everything is actually working smoothly.
Use the Backup Action Day to store all your data securely. We will be happy to give you more advice and present our security products to you in person.