Happy World Backup Day!

Happy World Backup Day!
While browsing Reddit one day, digital strategist and research consultant Ismail Jadun came across a post from someone who had just lost their hard drive. The poster wished someone had reminded them to back up their data. Inspiration struck, and in 2011, Jadun created World Backup Day. Each year on March 31, the holiday encourages individuals and businesses to back up their data.

In honor of World Backup Day, here are our backup tips for your business:

  • Know your technology service provider well. Make sure your chosen vendor can meet your compliance requirements and provide the support you need.
  • Check the security controls. Your backup environment should match the security controls for your production environment.
  • Don’t forget about recovery. Backing up your data doesn’t necessarily mean you can easily recover it. Ensure you can recover specific data sets within your recovery time objectives (RTOs).
  • Know where your data lives. Some regulations prohibit cross-border data transfer. Additionally, the distance of your data can affect disaster recovery time frames.
  • Plan for ransomware. It’s becoming more common for ransomware to encrypt backups, so take the right precautions.

Just for fun, here’s a post from our archive that demonstrates why it’s important to back up your data. What stories or tips do you have? Share them with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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