Cloud Backup: 4 Ways to Protect Data from Permanent Loss
Studies show that companies in the US experienced 1,001 data breaches in 2020, affecting 155.8 million individuals. It is also estimated that the average cost of these attacks to businesses was equal to $8.64 million in the same year, even with measures like cloud backup in place.
The bottom line is, if you cannot prevent data loss during a natural disaster or a cyber-attack, your business could be exposed to a financial loss. To make sure that never happens, here are some ways you can prevent data loss altogether.
1. Antivirus & Firewall
Choosing an antivirus and firewall solution is absolutely vital when it comes to securing your company’s sensitive data. Malware and viruses are designed to steal all kinds of information which can result in even bigger data breaches. Make sure your antivirus software and firewall are designed to handle the security requirements, scope, and size of your company. Keep them regularly updated as well.
2. Cloud Backup
Backing up all your data is obviously the frontline defense strategy and cloud backup solutions undoubtedly are the most dependable. They allow you to send a copy of your data to another location so, in the event your data is breached, you can restore it and ensure business continuity. Cloud backup solutions also help defend against crippling IT crises such as data loss, cutting down the downtime.
3. Create a Disaster Recovery Plan
If your employees haven’t been trained properly to handle certain threat situations, a lot can go wrong during an emergency, be it a cyber-attack or a storm. A cloud backup and disaster recovery plan will help your employees take swift action the moment a disastrous event occurs to reduce any data loss.
4. Work With IT Security & Cloud Backup Experts
You can certainly implement most of these strategies on your own, but if you want them done more effectively and efficiently, consider working with a team of certified experts. VPLS has 23+ years of experience in devising security strategies for businesses across the world, including cloud backup support.
From penetration testing to risk auditing, we can help identify vulnerabilities in your existing system and make the necessary changes. Securing your business from all kinds of threats and preventing any potential data theft/loss will be extremely tough to accomplish without experienced IT professionals on your side.
Let VPLS Secure Your Precious Data
Our VPLS data security experts will perform a disaster readiness assessment and implement customized policies to defend your business from data breaches and loss events. If the worst-case scenario comes to pass, we will make sure you are up and running as fast as possible.
When it comes to data security, you cannot afford any uncertainty. VPLS will ensure you are always covered – protected from natural disasters and cyberthreats alike.
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