The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

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World Backup Day was March 31st, a day marked on the calendar every year to share and educate the importance of backing up your data.

As the threat landscape evolves and cyber attacks grow increasingly sophisticated, a robust and agile backup strategy becomes even more critical for your business.

  • As technological advancements lower the entry barrier for cybercrime, it will increase in frequency.
  • Threat actors attempted 623.25 million attacks in 2021 alone.
  • As cybercriminals grow bolder, they will likely expand their targets and increase their demands.
  • Data exfiltration and encryption-based attacks are becoming more common and are evolving rapidly.
  • Businesses take an average of 287 days to recover from a ransomware attack fully

While dozens of backup and recovery trends exist, only some will be necessary for your business. Even though implementing the latest strategies may be tempting, your IT Partner will help decide what aligns with your size and needs.

Our Recommendation

We follow the 3-2-1 rule, which is considered the standard. Why? Because it works.

  • 3 copies
  • 2 different media
  • 1 offsite copy

Once your copies and media are determined, discuss backup frequency, retention period, and verification with your IT Partner. This will round out all aspects of your backup policies.

Consider All the Types of Threats

Security threats

Non-security threats

  • Hardware failures
  • Natural disasters
  • Human error


  • Social engineering
  • Weak passwords
  • Unpatched systems

What are your next steps? Discuss these types of threats and how to best protect your business’s data by contacting our team.

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