Become a Backup Pro: Things You Need to Know About Backup

When Numbers Talk: Why Backing Up is Critical

  • 50% of data restores fail due to poor backup management
  • 20% of businesses still don’t back up their data
  • 50% of businesses have faced a disaster-related situation in the last two years

Not Backing Up: How Much Would It Cost You?

  • $429 per record in the healthcare industry
  • $210 per record in the financial industry
  • $150 per record in other industries

Why Email Backup is a Top Priority

  • 38 times more email data loss occurs than IT professionals think
  • 32% of companies don’t back up email
  • 95% of IT leaders think that company data is at risk on email

Stand Your Ground Against Ransomware

  • Bating. Luring employees with discounts or free giveaways to distribute malicious software.
  • Pretexting. Creating a fake scenario to lure the victim into disclosing credentials or other types of information. Attackers may impersonate someone from upper management in the company.
  • Scareware. Threatening the victim about an incoming malware attack, then fooling the victim into visiting the infected site for the purpose of getting virus protection software.
  • Diversion theft. Tricking the victim into sending sensitive information to the wrong person. This is usually accomplished by altering email addresses. The victim doesn’t notice the change and sends a message to the wrong recipient. Smishing. Using mobile devices to fool the victim into giving out valuable credentials to bypass the second authentication.
  • Quid Pro Quo. Asking for login credentials in exchange for a service or a gift. A hacker can act as a researcher and gain access to the network in exchange for a small amount of money or gift.
  • Tailgating. Following someone into a restricted access area. Attackers may claim they are lost or that they have forgotten their ID cards.
  • Water-holing. Launching massive attacks on organizations by infecting the websites that those organizations frequently use.
  • A ransomware attack will take place every 11 seconds in 2021!
  • There were 200 million ransomware attacks in Q3 2020 around the globe
  • The average recovery time from a ransomware attack in 2021 is 16.2 days!

Backup Best Practices is Your Best Friend

Implement the 3–2–1 approach.

Perform incremental backups.

Verify your backups.

Verify your disaster recovery plan (DRP).

Automate data protection.

Encrypt your backups.

Run app-aware backups.

Use role-based access control (RBAC).

Back up personally owned devices (BYOD).

  • Don’t involve employees in the backup process
  • Minimize the strain on resources during the backup

Summing up




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