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In response to cybersecurity awareness month, let’s share how to protect data from a backup angle to protect critical data, prevent ransomware attacks, and data loss.

Backup with 3-2-1 strategy

The best practice to keep data safe is backup data using 3-2-1 strategy. We are strongly recommended to create 3 copies of data. 2 copies saved in servers/computers while 1 saved in the cloud. You access data local faster. For disasters like fire, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or war. You can safely restore your data from the cloud. With 3 copies of your backup data, you are fully protected from data loss.

Encrypted backup data

With CloudBacko backup all data is encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption algorithm before it is transferred to a storage destination(s) and the data is stored at rest in an encryption format. So even if an unauthorized person or entity gains access to it, they will not be able to read it.

Strong password protection

When creating a backup user account, users must create strong password with the following rules

  1. At least 12 characters —more characters are better.
  2. With uppercase and lowercase letters.
  3. With numbers.
  4. With special character, e.g., ! @ # ? ]

If you keep your password safe, password provides the first line of defense against unauthorized access to digital data.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

The use of two factor authentication (2FA) will protect your data from hackers. Data will be protected by 2FA access control. Users are required to enter one-time password by receiving email or text message within time limited.

Keep software updated

Maintaining software updates ensures you have the latest security patches and enhancements to protect against vulnerabilities and malware attacks, it also keeps your applications running smoothly. Backup as a Service subscriptions (SaaS/BaaS) includes free and automatic software updates. All you need to do is aware software updated announcement and press update button. Ransomware attacks are on the rise.

Organizations are suffering from critical data loss on at an unprecedented rate. Take decisive action to safeguard your data NOW! Contact CloudBacko to start US$2 data protection plan.