The Importance of Protecting Your Data

As you know one of the most important part of owning a successful business is to protect the business you have built. Businesses have many safeguards in place to protect their assets, employees and ideas. Part of protecting all of these things is to protect your company’s files, data and information.

With all of the threats to your network and computer systems your company could suffer a great loss if they don’t have protection in place to defend against these threats.

There are very many threats that your network needs to be protected from. Here are a few of those threats:

  • Natural disaster - This includes occurrences such as flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and much more! You might think these things aren’t likely to happen to you but they can! And you need to be prepared regardless of the fact that only account for about 2% of data loss comes from natural disasters.
  • Hardware problems - Hardware isn’t made to withstand all that much. So things such as your hardware collapsing and overheating can happen.
  • Software corruption – Software corruption is one of the biggest causes of data loss and system downtime. This can happen by hardware fault, software bug, or user error.
  • Computer viruses – Viruses are a common thing among both personal and business computers and can completely destroy your hard drive among putting you at danger of losing your information to hackers and thieves. According to a recent FOX Business study, “Targeted cyber attacks against small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) have more than doubled, jumping from 18 percent in 2011 to 36 percent in 2012.”
  • Employee mistakes – Employees are not perfect (and who expects them to be) sometimes they can accidentally delete or misplace files. Human error accounts for around 32% of all data loss so you need to have protection in place in case this occurs.

Be prepared when disaster strikes! Contact us today to learn more!