March 31, 2023
By Lalan Mishra - Senior Cloud Engineer, Skyhigh Security
Every year on March 31st, World Backup Day is observed to raise awareness about the significance of data backup. The importance of backing up data has become more important than ever as people are using digital devices, such as computers, smartphones and tablets, more frequently. Hence, the need to protect sensitive information from cyber threats, hardware failure, disasters, or accidental deletion, has become a top priority.
Data backup is the process of creating a duplicate copy of data and storing it in a safe location. It ensures that in the event of data loss, the user can quickly recover their information. Data backup can be done manually by copying files to an external hard drive or cloud storage, or automatically using backup software.
The significance of data backup cannot be overstated. It is estimated that 60% of businesses that lose their data never recover and go out of business within six months1. Similarly, individuals can lose precious memories, important documents, and financial records if they do not have a backup.
Moreover, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated, and hackers are constantly devising new ways to steal data. Ransomware attacks, where data is encrypted and held for ransom, have become all too common. Having a backup means you can restore your data without paying the ransom.
In conclusion, data backup is essential for individuals and businesses alike. It provides peace of mind knowing that your data is safe and can be recovered if necessary. On World Backup Day, take the time to back up your data and ensure that you have a plan in place to protect your important information.
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