Today, it is critical for IT managers to implement a good strategy against data loss in companies. While there are no miraculous solutions to prevent one hundred percent computer attacks or data loss due to natural disasters, there are solutions and best practices that help us recover data even in extreme situations. Data loss can lead to the “death” of the business, so this should be a top priority for businesses. In today’s article, we present the best ways to prevent data loss and suggest you an option to recover it if something goes beyond your control!
Why is your business at risk of losing data?
Only 63% of IT professionals see data loss as a top concern (according to a survey by Kroll OnTrack). However, every day companies face the risk of losing data and the main causes of data loss in companies are:
- human error
- security holes
- infrastructure failures
- corrupted data
- natural disasters (fires, floods, earthquakes …)
Tips to prevent data loss
Reduce use of removable devices
Pens, CDs, and external disks can be the gateway to many dangerous software for the corporate network, putting information security at risk. It is something we use almost daily, but we should avoid it as it can be fatal to the organization. As it is not possible to completely eliminate the use of these devices, it is important to restrict and regulate their use on some machines to prevent viruses from spreading. by the organization.
Minimize Data Storage
The more data you have, the greater the risk of losing it! Many companies store all kinds of data and then end up doing nothing with it, putting themselves in a more vulnerable position. So it is very important to store only the data you really need. This is especially true at marketing level. There is no point in creating forms with many fields that require personal data from users, as you may not need to use all the data you collect.
Get Cloud Backup
Unfortunately, there are still many companies that do not take backup seriously. It is very important for a company to ensure that their data remains accessible even in the event of extreme disaster. Cloud storage is one of the best options today because it allows for greater security with a lower investment. Backup should be done automatically to minimize the likelihood of human error and, whenever possible, there should be two copies of the information to ensure that nothing is lost.
But what if after all this, you’re attacked anyway?
Nothing can guarantee you that your business will not be attacked. That’s why the best solution is prevention through a disaster recovery solution. A disaster recovery solution is a very complete process that ensures data protection and disaster recovery. Backup is part of disaster recovery, but it is just one of its components. Disaster recovery is a very complete solution since in addition to copying data it also ensures its efficient recovery in case of natural disasters or infrastructure failures. This type of solution is aimed at eliminating (or at least largely minimizing) a company’s downtime due to failures. RAAS is a disaster recovery service fully managed by expert staff and gives you the possibility to recover a virtual server in seconds.