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World Backup Day 2015

every day is world backup day Today is World Backup Day. But we believe one backup per year isn't enough and here's why: by Every day, we use our smartphones, computers and tablets to create irreplaceable digital memories. .data loss can happen at any time, and usually occurs when least expected. Natural Disasters Computer Viruses Software 7% Corruption Hardware or System Malfunctions 14% Leading Causes of 44% Data Loss! 32% Human Error If you don't backup your data, the risk of losing your most precious memories willI become a constant threat. Make sure to have an automatic daily backup in place. We will show you how. What's a backup? A backup is your insurance policy against data loss. Just like any other type of insurance, it protects you from disasters. Just imagine what your life would be like without health or home insurance. You wouldn't be able to pay your medical bills or rebuild your house in case of a natural disaster. A backup protects you from losing your personal and most precious memories, so you can restore any time. A good backup strategy is to keep a second copy of all relevant data at an off-site location. Create a secure backup according to the 3-2-1-Rule: The 3-2-1 backup rule creates triple redundancy for your files. If one backup fails, you still have two left. Primary Copy 2. Copy 3. Copy Store your Copies in at least 2 types of storage media Important: Store 1 Copy off-site (local drive, network share/NAS, tape drive, etc.) (Online Backup) cheap storage „unlimited“ plans V fast data access and storage O anywhere access to your backups no ongoing costs O encryption is taken care of 100% control over your data O continuous backup e hard drive failure O data is not under your control e has to be connected to backup e initial backup is very slow e you need to manage security O ongoing or increasing costs needs to be always with you Good backup software makes automatic scheduled backups to your storage media, like external hard drives or network attached storage devices. Online backup services do the same thing, yet they store your files remotely over the Internet. (?) How Does Online Backup Work? 1 First, you download and install the backup software to your computer. Then, you select the files you want to backup. Some online backup services just backup everything on your computer so you don't have to think about that. 3 Always make sure your backup is scheduled at least on a daily basis. Modern online backup services continuously backup your files whenever something changes. The software uploads your files onto its servers and data center. Ideally, the software backs up your files in multiple locations as well. The best backup software is worthless if it cannot restore your files. Make sure to preform regular „test restores" of your most important data, in case of an unexpected disaster. ?) Things to keep in mind when choosing an online backup service: First, make sure your backup The online backup provider should use SSL encryption technology when transferring your files over the web onto their servers. provider offers local encryption with a private encryption key that only you own. Once uploaded, your provider should offer another security layer with an AES-256 bit encryption technology. It's important to know how much data you need to back up. With metered plans, always sign up for 2x the storage space needed. Cloud storage and online backup services offer more features than just backup. Some allow you to: • share and sync files • collaborate with your team • save unlimited versions of your files Pick the one with the features you need the most! ?) Did you know (? 30% of people have never backed up QOD00 minute 0000 every 113 phones are lost or stolen together with gigabytes of valuable data. $ Lost phones will cost consumers $ in 2012 + and countless irreplaceable lost memories. Do you know your ! VIRUS ALERT ! hard drive? Backblaze, an online backup service, tested over 40,000 hard drives in their data centers and showed that 4TB hard drives are the best and most reliable in 1 in 10 computers 2014 with only 2.6% failure rate. infected with 3TB hard drives, on the other hand, were almost viruses each 3x as likely to fail. month. 39% DELETE of data-disasters are caused by accident CO$T$ OF DATA S per hour per minute per second $ 13.400.000 $ 223.333 $ 3.722 And those are numbers from year 2000! Today, costs of data loss is plentyfold. 67.2% Hacking accounts for 67.2 % of data loss in businesses. 7.0% 4.0% 4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 3.0 1.4% 2.0% 1.0% Global revenue of cloud backup services increased by 999 1000 819 +225% 800 671 600 550 451 to $999.000.000 400 307 in 2014 200 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 One of the major consumer cloud storage services, Dropbox, grew its user base by +1100% to over 300.000.000 users. every day is world backup day: Sources: Credit Suisse IT Hardware, page 59 Data Loss Barometer, page 2 Ibisworld CIGI-IPSOS GLOBAL SURVEY ON INTERNET SECURITY AND TRUST loss-onbusinesses CIBECS / IDG Connect 2014 DATA LOSS SURVEY us.enus.pdf computing recovery/it-downtime-costs-265-billion-inlost-re/229625441 Portable media theft/loss O O O O 0 0 0 0 Malware Improper disposal * Unknown 8 Human/system error Web/network exposure Hard copy theft/loss PC theft 8 Fraud/social engineering Hacking

World Backup Day 2015

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Once a year on March 31st the Internet celebrates World Backup Day and reminds us how important it is to back up our data. We at have created this infographic to show you that every day...


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