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3-2-1 Backup Strategy to the Rescue

3-2-1 Data BackupThese days with mobile devices on the rise, users are exceeding the safe parameters and being exposed to many harmful software. There are so many security tools in the market designed to protect your computer against ransomware. People have tried spam filtering, web filtering, anti-malware devices, gateway antiviruses, and the list goes on. But none of these methods provide guaranteed protection or recovery and they can often be very costly.

There’s a simple solution: having a proper backup plan. If your data is a victim of ransomware, there is no problem. You can just recovery your data. Here are the steps to the 3-2-1 backup strategy:

  • Have at least 3 copies of your data – One copy should be the original data supported by two separate backup copies
  • Utilize 2 different media formats – These media formats can be something like a network share
  • Have one of the copies be offsite – Use a separate site (cloud backup www.archcloud.com) or even a safety deposit box

Yes, backing up data can be a pain but if you back it up on regular intervals and make it a habit early on, it won’t be as tedious as you think, given most software has a set it and forget schedule.  But a backup is only good, if you can recover/restore the data, so make sure to test it once in awhile.

Sources: http://www.titanhq.com/blog/ransomware-protection-why-the-3-2-1-backup-strategy-works

 

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