The Importance of Cyber Security
As technology develops, the risk of a cyber security attack increases for everyone, not just your business. A study by Soltan Mohammadi, Asadi et al. suggests that humans are responsible for 80% of the cyber security attacks, and according to Metalidiou (2014), 63% is due to technology weaknesses. This means that we should take responsibility into becoming more vigilant on our security culture. For example;
“81% of breaches resulted from weak or stolen passwords
-62% of breaches stemmed from hacking
-51% of breaches involved malware
-43%of breaches were social engineering attacks”
Calvin Nobles, Botching Human Factors in Cybersecurity in Business Organizations page 73
This article will explore how you can back-up your data securely to safeguard your business from attacks.
Tip 1: Understand what data is needed for back-up
This considers sensitive data that you would normally use on a day-to-day basis. Examples would include: emails, photos, contacts, documents, calendars and so on. These could be stored on any of your devices or networks.
Tip 2: Store your data and back up separately from your computer
Your data should be stored out of reach from those who should not have access to it. This could be on a USB stick, a different drive, or another computer.
It is also good to keep a copy of important data stored elsewhere in case of your everyday device becoming infected. Not having a back-up elsewhere leaves you with more risks of not being able to retrieve your stolen data. Cloud storage solutions are a cost-effective and efficient way to making sure your data does not get lost.
If you are interested in moving to cloud services and want to find out more on how your business can make the move, give us a ring and we can discuss a solution that best fits your needs.
Tip 3: Consider the cloud
As mentioned above, the cloud could help make sure your data can be accessed anytime and anywhere no matter the device. This ensures that if there was a case of your device being hacked, the cloud keeps your date safe and separate from your physical location. Service providers (like KSM telecom) supply with data storages, which also means that you do not need to worry about keeping any hardware safe.
Tip 4: Make backing up a part of your everyday business
Organising your data in its correct locations should be an everyday task to make sure the data does not get breached, and is stored safely. It is easy to save a document in the wrong folder whilst in a rush, therefore attention needs to be given. Once placed in the right folders, using the cloud would automatically back-up your data securely, where you can then store them on a separate device for safety.
Final Tip: Keep learning
It is crucial that you keep up to date about ways you can protect your data, as technology keeps advancing, and so do its users. As the study above proves, humans are largely responsible for data breaching and hacking – By keeping yourself educated and alert you can significantly reduce your chances of cyber security breaches.
Here at KSM Telecom we understand the vitality of keeping your data secure. Therefore, we make it a priority to help make sure all our customers are also protected from cyber security hacking.
If you wish to learn more about the cloud and backing up your data securely, then please feel free to contact one of our specialists.