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Have You Backed Up Your Data Lately? Don’t Be an April’s Fool — Back Up Your Data on World Backup Day

As individuals become more digitally active than ever due to lockdown restrictions, the probability of data loss has increased.

March 31 is World Backup Day, the day every netizen is reminded of the importance of backing up data.

Why should you consider backing up data?

The main purpose of a backup is to help you quickly recover files in case of device compromise, data loss or theft.

From household accidents, device theft, hard-drive crashes or malicious attacks, losing precious files, videos or work documents is just a matter of time. Although numerous scenarios can lead to data loss, the chances of device malfunctions and data-encrypting malware infections have increased exponentially since the shift to remote work.

Malicious actors are out to steal or hold user data for ransom. Even if you’re among the more cyber-savvy internet users, it’s still worth taking the time to ensure data safety.

Whether it’s your family’s digital videos and photos, school papers or work projects, you can’t replace them if they get stolen or lost. Moreover, losing sensitive business data and contracts could incur legal issues and damage your company’s reputation. Making regular backups of your data can spare you from severe consequences.

Easy ways to back up your data

Creating a backup of your data takes time and effort. But don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it. You can start by plugging in an external hard drive or a USB flash drive into your computer. While this may be a portable and straightforward solution, external hard drives and USBs can easily break down, get lost or stolen. For a sound system, consider using a cloud backup service. Cloud storage providers may vary by upload speed, storage capacity and additional features, so do your research.

“I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.”

Take the World Backup Day Pledge today, and spread the word to your friends and family about the importance of regularly backing up data.

While you’re busy deciding on the best backup method, add a security solution to protect precious data from malicious attacks and cyberthieves.

About the author

Alina Bizga

Alina has been a part of the Bitdefender family for some years now, as her past role involved interfacing with end users and partners, advocating Bitdefender technologies and solutions. She is a history buff and passionate about cybersecurity and anything sci-fi. Her spare time is usually split between her two feline friends and traveling.