Small business data 101: Best practices for protecting your data

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: IT isn’t expensive but IT disasters are. This is why if you aren’t protecting your small business data in 2021, make this year the year you do so.

Now more than ever, it’s critical for business owners to make sure their small business data is backed up and protected. With more people working remotely – and hackers always on the lookout for fresh targets – your small business should look this year at updates and upgrades to your data security.

A note: While we love cloud-based systems, they do NOT mean that you don’t need backups! We personally like to focus on the Datto SaaS Protection, which is an excellent backup solution for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.

Since many of our clients have migrated to Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, we want to help them understand that being in the cloud doesn’t mitigate or prevent data loss or corruption.

Small business data can be accidentally or purposefully deleted or someone’s OneDrive files can be encrypted by ransomware. It happens. The best prevention is to not to stop it from happening (although, great security is a must as well) but to have a backup ready to go if the worst happens.

One of the best things you can do is be educated: Learn about how to protect your small business from cybersecurity threats like phishing, malware, ransomware and more. Then, create a plan. Generally, the quicker you act after an IT disaster, the better off you are. And a plan can help because everyone in your organization should know what to do if something goes south.

In a nutshell, make this the year your small business gets serious about protecting its data.

AccuNet Inc.

If you have questions about how how to increase your small business data security, we can help. Contact us today!

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