backup

Protect your files from ransomware with automatic backups

Are your files protected in the event of a hard drive crash or ransomware attack? Online backup services can help.

In this episode we’ll look at how to set up automatic backups for your computers, at home and in the workplace. We’ll cover three main areas:

  • Why you need automatic backups
  • Automatic backup services
  • How to setup automatic backups

Take the time now to make sure you have an online backup service in place for your home or your business. It’s well worth the effort to keep your important files secure and make sure you can access them when you need to.

How are you protecting your data? Here are 3 questions you need to ask yourself

In this episode we discuss how to preserve your company’s data.  That is, your key information on your customers, including not only the basic contact information such as name and address, but also any historical notes you’ve had with them as well as images, photos or documentation. You need to ask yourself these the following three questions to make sure your data is protected:

  1. How is your data stored?
  2. Who has access?
  3. What happens if you need to move it?

Make sure you’re asking yourself these common-sense questions and follow the best practices for keeping your data safe and within your control.

Three things you can do right now to reduce your risk of a Cyber attack

In this episode we discuss the three best practices for keeping you, your employees, and your critical data safe from hackers.

  1. Cybersecurity Policy
  2. Password best practices
  3. Backup your data

Cybersecurity is the process of keeping your digital files and assets safe from theft or attack. A Cybersecurity Policy is basically a formal set of rules for staff to follow to help prevent theft of information assets.

Passwords must be changed on a regular basis and must be strong/complex. Making them memorable is a big help, but never share them or write them down. Instead use a password manager, such as LastPass or Dashlane.

Backup your data automatically on a continuous basis. Online services such as Crashplan, Carbonite, BackBlaze and MozyPro are available which encrypt your files for safety. But be sure to verify your backup system works!