Protecting Yourself Against Ransomware with Data Backup
Take this simple and affordable step today to safeguard your data.
Every time we turn around, there are new reports of ransomware attacks. The various forms of malicious software that attempt to obtain money by infecting computers and systems by blocking access to files, continues to be on the rise. And it does not discriminate – targeting every business, large and small. So, if you are not already doing so, now is the time to make sure you are backing up your data.
Getting started is easier than you may think. There are various backup options like external hard drives and storage applications. But one of the simplest and most reliable is a cloud-based backup service, such as Carbonite and Backblaze, that can be purchased for a very low monthly fee. These solutions protect all of your files offsite to ensure their safety. Online backup services provide software that encrypts your files for security and uploads them onto cloud servers. They back up files automatically and keep them safe, all while giving you access to the files that you may need at any time.
Ransomware is a compelling and a top of mind reason to back your data up. However, there are other reasons for data backup such as protection against accidental file deletions, hardware failures and natural disasters like floods or fires that destroy digital files.
Once you’ve begun the process of backing up your data, make sure to get comfortable with the solution and test it so that you know how to access and open your files when needed. This quick check will save you time in the long run.
Like health insurance, data backup is not something you have to think about every day. But when you need it, it is suddenly extremely critical. Don’t put it off any longer – have a peace of mind knowing that your files are safe in the event of data loss.
Today’s cloud solutions are affordable and simple to use. All you need to do is quickly restore your drive, reload and you will be up and running with your data fully intact.
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