If you lost all your data today, what would it cost your business in terms of productivity, downtime, and liability? To keep your data safe your company needs a backup and data security plan.
Your backup contains all your valuable data, including financial and employee information. If you save all your backup to one location, a hacker could locate, copy, restore, and gain access to all of your data. It’s like they broke into your office and stole all your file cabinets with all your contact information, banking codes, licenses, and the identities of your employees and customers.
Some backup solutions are more vulnerable than others. External storage hardware is more susceptible to hacking than digital storage, especially portable storage devices like tape drives and external hard drives.
They can also be physically stolen. When tape and external hard drives get full, they typically pile up at an onsite location. To most businesses, securely storing these copies is an afterthought. They end up stored in closets or on server room shelves.
If someone were to break into the closet where your backups are stored, they could make a fortune selling your sensitive information to identity thieves. The data could be used to blackmail you or to gain leverage with your competition. If you haven’t thought about securing your physical backup copies, you’re exposing yourself to major liability.
Digitally storing your backup data is a more secure and effective solution for any business. Encrypting your digital files is a standard data security practice, and is very effective in keeping data backups safe. To a hacker who managed to steal your backed up data, encryption would render the file unreadable. Your password secured encryption key gives you access to your files.
We think the best possible data backup solution is a Backup Disaster and Recovery (BDR) device. Quikteks offers this solution to prevent malicious persons, accidents, or disasters from stealing or destroying your files. BDR backs up your company data to a customized off-site location with outstanding security that ensures your files will be safe from hackers and easily recoverable in case of disaster.
Quikteks will perform a free network audit for your company to show you your network’s vulnerabilities and can implement a BDR solution. We can also show you the best technologies to protect your business from hackers. Call Quikteks today at (973) 882-4644.
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