World Backup Day – 31st March
World Backup Day?
That’s right, it may be Mother’s Day this Sunday in the UK (Quick, grab a card!), but the rest of the world are celebrating World Backup Day! The day to remind everyone how important it is to backup their data, be it your friends, families, colleagues, customers or whoever!
What is backup?
Backup is a copy (or several copies) of your important files that are stored in different places to keep them safe, just in case anything happens to the originals. Better to be safe than sorry!
But why bother?
Why bother backing up your data? Quite simply, there are so many ways data can be lost you are likely to experience many of them throughout your working life. For example, you may accidentally delete your files, be it from saving over them, updating them or even a slip of the finger! On top of that you have viruses, malware, hardware failure, power failure and in some environments fires/explosions or even natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.
There are so many things that could go wrong so instead of “Why bother?” you should be asking, “Why risk it?”
How risky is it to not back up data?
The amount of risk varies from company to company, factoring in company size, volume of data, industry, etc. but a certain amount of risk is real for everyone. These 21 cybersecurity statistics should give you a good idea on how much risk is involved.