There are multiple actions that can be taken to ensure data is both backed up and better protected, with one of the most important forms of storage being a reputable cloud solution. They allow you to store files ensuring they are protected in the case of device failure and can be restored if they are accidentally deleted or corrupted. They also allow you to access the files on multiple devices should you need to.
If you do have to store files locally on your device, you should look to back them up on a separate device i.e. external drives, as soon as possible to minimise the risk of data loss.
It is beneficial to password protect your data no matter where it is stored, avoiding repetition of the same password, and enabling Multi Factor Authentication where possible. Utilising a password manager, for example, LastPass to store passwords in an encrypted vault can be a very useful tool when it comes to password protecting data across multiple systems.
At Nomad Digital, we utilise a range of tools to help secure not only our own data, but our customers’ data too. Our internal documents are securely hosted and backed up in cloud-based solutions and we use encryption, VPNs and centralised access control on our laptops and mobile devices. We manage a range of database applications for our customers, each of which has its own backup policy.