Day 2 of the Do’s and Don’ts of Protecting Your Data

2 Do – View security and backup as partners in protecting data.

Even organizations that pay a lot of attention to security sometimes look at data backup

as a secondary priority.

But security and backup are actually equal partners in protecting data. To minimize downtime of

business processes, organizations need to prevent the loss of data and recover data after it is lost.

Information security is critical for preventing cybercriminals, “hactivists” and others from stealing

and destroying databases, files and documents. But if an attack is successful, effective backup

and recovery capabilities are needed to recover quickly and completely. Also, backup and recovery

are equally critical when data is destroyed through human error, hardware failure, software

bugs and natural disasters.