5 Ways To Keep Your Data Safe
We are growing as a technological advanced global community, more and more innovations are taking place. This only means more and more inflow of Data and data is vital to Corporates and Individuals equally. There are a large number of incidents of Data being breached or hacked occurring in the world, which we need to secure Corporates are paying a huge amount to set the security of their Data in place. As individuals, you can also follow a few steps and surely be safe rather than regret later.
Backup your Files Regularly: As users, you have always been in trouble when your computer is infected with a virus. It becomes absolutely necessary for you to format and reinstall the operating system. However, in a few computers like the Mac you can often restore data files, but often all computers are not equipped to restore data on their own. In such a scenario having the latest backup comes handy. Hence, regular practice of taking Backup is healthy for every individual and organization alike.
Store Data on External Hard Drives: External drives are portable and handy you can carry them around in your pockets. You can store your precious data in them and access them anywhere you are. As a user, you can always store all your Files, Photos and Video directly onto the external hard drive by simply selecting the destination drive as the External HDD in the software setting.
Use Cloud Storage: As bandwidth charges are getting cheaper and internet access is becoming a way of life, you can connect to the internet and avail many cloud storage services to back up your file. The safety level increases when you are using a secure URL ie. https:// and keep changing the password more often. There many Cloud storage providers like Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega Cloud and many more.
Do not allow Access to your files: Apart from protecting your files digitally, it is also important to protect them physically from fire and theft. Investment of money in buying fireproof and waterproof vaults or filing cabinets. Do not share the password of your computer.
Use Encryption: Many computers have a built-in function, which encrypts your files. Windows has inbuilt software BitLocker which can encrypt your files. It enables simply by going to Control Panel and under “System and Security.” Apart from this, there are other software’s like DiskCryptor and TrueCrypt can encrypt your hard drive. While most of the Cloud storage use encryption you can use the above mentioned software’s to encrypt your backup files, including external and thumb drives.