Remote working has become the norm for many office-based businesses, however, it brings with it a new wave of challenges for protecting and preserving data.

As most of our business life has moved from the office to our homes, due to government recommendations, it has provided increasing issues regarding the storage of data. This includes data security, integrity and sometimes just location.

The costs of failing to keep data secure can be huge. According to a report by IBM, the global total cost of data breaches was £3m on average, with the industry average in healthcare going up to

Backing up your data is vital to ensuring your business can continue working. Here are some tips and best practices for avoiding data issues and maintaining your business obligations.


Physical Backups

The first, most common and least effective backup system is the industry standard of keeping data stored, ideally encrypted, on a physical storage medium.

Sometimes known as sneakernet, keeping data physically available and away from computer systems outside of when you intend to use it can be beneficial, however getting access to the physical data storage either means travelling to the office or data centre or storing data at home.

One method makes data harder to get access to, especially outside of office hours, and the other accentuates the issue of data integrity by having data stored in a myriad of locations.


Keep Track Of Data

Make sure you know who has access to what data at which time. This can be done using a cloud system or a virtual desktop that keep track of data access.

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