How Cloud Backups Can Save Me From Cyber Attacks

Did you know that as of January 2021 there were 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide? That equates to roughly 59.5% of the global population. 

According to the University of North Georgia, 43% of all cyber attacks are targeted toward small businesses. In addition, a hacker attacks every 39 seconds. That means that every 39 seconds, a hacker may or may not gain access to a computer with an internet connection. That next attack could be you. 

You may be wondering: How do I protect my computer data?

What Is a Cloud Backup and How Does It Work?

Cloud Backup is a managed service offered to anyone seeking to remotely backup data or applications. This data can be copied and transferred to a remote server where it is stored and readily available in the event of an outage, system failure or even natural disaster. 

Apart from data backup, the service also includes disaster recovery solutions, which means that the entire infrastructure as well as any additional supporting services which are managed by a third-party vendor, off-site, can easily be recovered in the event of a disaster or breach. The third-party vendor charges the backup customer a fee that is calculated depending on which services are used by the client, such as storage space used or capacity used, number of servers/users/times data is accessed, as well as data transmission bandwidth. Subscriptions are offered on a monthly or yearly basis. 

Cloud backup services are scalable, meaning that a user can use as little or as much as they need, and scale up or down at any time. 

How Does Cloud Backup Defend My Data From Attacks?

Encryption is used to transfer data from the original location to the backed-up location. Data is encrypted while it is being prepared for transfer, it is again encrypted while being transferred and encrypted a last time while it is being stored in the backup location. 

Anomalies and data leakages can be scanned while data is at rest. This ensures that clients have a clean copy of data in the event that data has been hacked. Simply wipe the infected devices and replace data from the backup source. The secret to Cloud data security lies in its encryption of data. This makes it extremely difficult for cybercriminals to access and decrypt data.

There are three main types of data backup:

  • Full
  • Differential
  • Incremental

There are several advantages to using backup from Cloud:

  • Additional anti-virus protection
  • Recovery in the event of operating system failure
  • Easy and quick access to backup files
  • Protected in the event that the hard drive fails

This method is much easier and much less expensive than traditional recovery methods., established in 1999, specializes in IT services including data recovery, data migration, network setup, virus removal and protection, server and network security, and a range of other IT services that may help you protect your data as well as defending against ransomware. 

Speak to a professional at at (602) 477-8020 today to find out if Cloud Backup is right for you or your business. 

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