The previous article touched on the need to ensure data security. Read below some of the most important ways to ensure data security.
Correct backup practices
Be it an individual, organization, entrepreneur or even a business group, the right backup system, type and procedure should always be followed, monitored and managed well to avoid data loss. It could be a selective backup of the most important data, full backup, hot backup, remote or local backup and many others. However, if the right systems are not used and managed well, data intended to be secured may be destroyed or possibly lost.
Securing online accounts
Since most backups are made online using e-drive and cloud services, it is always better to secure our online accounts connected to or related to these services. Why the need? If an online account security is compromised, data or stored information may get to the hands of the wrong person(s) and the effects as well known will be very catastrophic. How then can online accounts be secured? It all depends on:
- Trying as much as possible to avoid using public computers
- Building stronger passwords
- Trying two way authentication where applicable
- Never leaving your account logged in when you are away from you PC, not even for a second.
- Avoiding the use of external assistance when using cooperate accounts
- Avoiding the use of browser password saving on both office and public computers.
These are detailed in this article:
Safe cloud backups
What about this one? Cloud backup or cloud computer backup, as some may extensively call it, is a system of storing copies of data to a remote, cloud-based server. As a form of cloud storage, cloud backup data is stored in and at the same time accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources that comprise a cluster of related web and computer systems.
Cloud backup solutions are adopted by many enterprises with remote branches distributed across a wide geographical area who need to store large amount of data to be interacted between all parties within the cooperate body. This information or data are stored on the internet using a specific storage service provider rather than storing the data locally on a physical disk, such as hard drive or tape backup. This ensures information is always accessed comfortably and efficiently at different centers over a network at any time needed.
While this is an effective way of storing data, care must be taken as such information can be stolen if a user’s account is accessed by unauthorized persons. Remember: cloud backups for a specific cooperate body is accessed by different users each connected somehow to one (cooperate) account. Hence if just one account is stolen, the entire data (information) of the organization is at risk.
Good offline practices