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Importance of backup of your data

Importance of backup

The accidental deletion of personal data in a company is a computer incident. It is classified as serious by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There are two things that are very important for your data security: backup of your data and vpn. They do not only saves your data but also saves you from getting fined by the relevant authorities.

Why backup of your data, how often and how many copies

Backing up information in a company is not just a matter of cybersecurity, it also depends on business continuity. That’s why you have to make a backup of your data:

Customer data, financial offers, accounting, etc.
The information required by law or signed.
Everything you need to resume the business (for example, the servers where the applications are hosted).

The decision of how many copies of backup of your data depend on several factors. It includes the volume of data generated by the company or the cost of storing the backup. Ideally, two daily backups of the information are enough (in case one of them fails) on two different storage media (for example, on a DVD and on a cloud server).

Restore information in a ransomware attack

It may happen that the loss of information is not due to the breakage of the storage disk of the device or the server of the company but to a cyberattack. A clear example is ransomware attack, which blocks access to affected computers and encrypts information to make it unreadable for the owner. Cybercriminals will request payment of an economic ransom in exchange for providing the password that decrypts (re-makes readable) the information.

The protocol to follow in a ransomware attack is never to pay the ransom. In most cases, cybercriminals do not unlock the device once they receive the bank transfer (usually in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin). Something that entails a double loss: economic and valuable information for the business.

If there is no backup of your data, we recommend making a copy of the storage disk of the device encrypted by the ransomware. After that, you must recover the data from that copy. This avoids damaging the main computer files during the malware disinfection process and information decryption.

VPNshazam

VPNshazam helps you to avoid the headaches that cyberattack entails by providing a Virtual Private Network as most often, the reason for cyberattack is a public network.  A virtual private network protects all of your devices (computers, mobiles, etc.) against any computer attack.

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