Different Types of Backup
November 2020 - BAckup
It is often misunderstood that a cloud SaaS provider will take the blame for any sort of data loss. It might seem self-explanatory, but any data that belongs to you is YOUR responsibility. Double-check your service-level agreements (SLAs) to see where your SaaS provider’s responsibility ends and where yours should begin.
Dating as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, encryption has been in use for 1000s of years. Now in 2020, it is safe to say that encryption technologies have dramatically improved. By leveraging the security of encryption on data, this tool can be a key factor in mitigating the costs of a data breach by as much as $237,176! (IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report)
Emergency evacuation procedures, time off requests, social conduct trainings – these are policies that nearly every company has in place in order to run with efficiency and civility. But when it comes to your data, do you have a backup policy in place? When the emergency evacuation procedure is used, what will happen to your data?
Depending on the size, type, and nature of your business, you may not need a full data backup. Incremental and Differential backups can save time, storage, and money. To find out what kind of backup is right for your business, contact us today.
If you’ve ever fallen victim to a cloud data breach, the outcome may have been very different if your organization invested in proper data backups. Relatively novel to the technology world, cloud servers are gaining in popularity but also come with their own set of threats. If a cloud server is manually misconfigured, the server can be accessed by unauthorized users, resulting in catastrophic data loss. Furthermore, any APIs or additional services can also be a wormhole into your data. In short, backup your data!
If your business operates with O365 or GSuite, make sure you are conducting regular data backups. SaaS cloud service providers like 0365 and G-Suite focus on the accessibility of your data, not recoverability. Although they may provide data loss solutions, reconsider to whom you are entrusting your data. Losing your data may be catastrophic to your business, but meaningless to the SaaS provider. In other words, why trust your data to anyone else?
SaaS providers will be very swift to protect their own responsibilities within a service-level agreement (SLA), but you may find it difficult to reason with them if a data issue occurred beyond the parameters of an agreement. Conducting regular data backups on your end will cover any bases that your SaaS provider may miss.