Why You Need an Up-to-date Data Protection Strategy

by | May 15, 2015 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting, General Tech

Data Protection Strategy: Do you want to come and play?

In today’s climate of ever more creative and skilled fraudsters, a current and up-to-date data protection strategy becomes increasingly more important for all businesses. Unlike days gone by, protecting your data goes far beyond natural disasters and infrastructure complexity. The ability for everyday individuals to access data from out-of-date systems is on the rise. While stories of high-profile data breaches like Target and Home Depot make the news, all businesses from local small businesses to medical facilities are targets, primarily because their systems of data protection are out of date.

Four things to consider when evaluating your current data protection strategy are:

  • What kind of data are you trying to back up?
  • Is your system more than 5 years old or has anything changed recently that might render your system vulnerable?
  • What backup method would make the most sense for your business?
  • Does your business have a solid infrastructure that is well monitored?

Assessing these things can help you to create your ideal data protection strategy which will protect your business’ data from outside breaches, not just traditional problems related to environmental causes.

The problem still exists, however, that data leaks can also occur when employees are permitted to bring their own devices to work, or BYOD. Studies have shown that this can be very beneficial for businesses, but comes with significant risk. With proper strategizing, businesses and companies can maximize the productive benefits of allowing employee devices, without becoming vulnerable to loss or misuse of data.

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No matter what data protection strategy you ultimately choose, as long as it is tailored to the data you want to protect, is up-to-date and is tied to a solid infrastructure, you can feel confident that your data and your customers are protected.

To talk more about this, or any other data protection concerns, please contact us. Thanks.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.