If you’re assuming that your cloud syncing and sharing services, such as Dropbox or Google Drive, are acting as your backup or are taking responsibility for automatically backing up all your data, then, please, think again!
It’s an understandable assumption to make, but it’s also a dangerous one too – that could extract a heavy price if you fall victim to a determined cybercriminal. Let us explain why and what to do to keep your priceless data and systems safe.
The boom in cloud-based services is transforming the way businesses operate, with fantastic new capabilities now at our fingertips. But it’s also a complex, and at times confusing marketplace, with new, multi-layered products and services emerging all the time, each trying to out-do their rivals with more and more features and functionality, backed by persuasive sales and marketing campaigns.
It’s important to remember that, while cloud file sharing and storage solutions sync your data across multiple devices, this does not add up to a robust backup system. In fact, file syncing services cannot differentiate between ransomware-encrypted files and regular files, and therefore they can sync malware-infected data! And ransomware attacks on businesses are rising, up 12% in 2019.
As a specialist IT support and services company, we devote significant resources to understanding these cloud-based products, their features, benefits, and complexities, so that we can help our clients to make informed decisions about their IT. But for many SMB’s, often with small teams and limited resources, it can be very difficult to navigate a safe course.
When it comes to backing up your data and systems, our golden rules are:
- Assume nothing!
- Question everything!
- Be certain that you have a dedicated backup solution over and above your file sharing solution
- True cybersecurity is about having layers of protection – think of your office with combinations of locks, alarms, password-protected entry systems, and CCTV.
If you’d like to discuss your backup options and how we can help you to make the most of new technology – and keep your business safe – call our team at 831.644.0300 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adaptive Information Systems was founded with the mission to help businesses get the most out of their technology investments. We provide technology support services in Salinas , we are ready to manage your IT needs so you can focus on running your business.