Key Security Actions: Step 3 - Back Up Your Data

By Glendin Franklin-Browne | March 20, 2023

Back Up Your Data

Be it from human error, system failure, or cyber attack, losing access to your business data can have an astronomical impact on your operations, employee productivity, and revenue.

A backup strategy is a plan made to ensure that essential business data is backed up and ready to restore if there is any kind of data loss. Regularly backing up your data to the cloud is one of three simple steps encouraged by the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) to provide businesses with a baseline of protection.

3 simple yet key actions

We have outlined these three simple steps, across three blogs, encouraged to provide a baseline of protection:

  1. Updating and/or patching your devices to protect important information - READ NOW.
  2. Using Multi-Factor Authentication  to protect your accounts, and - READ NOW.
  3. Regularly backing up your data to the cloud or external hard drive.

In this blog series, we deep dive into each of these key security actions, below focusing on the importance of backing up your data. In this article, we deep dive into the importance of Backups.

 

What does backing up my data mean?

A backup is a digital copy of your data, such as photos, documents, and financial records. If your data is lost, you can use your backup to restore it.

You can store backups using the cloud or on physical media (such as external hard drives) with the frequency of the backup determined by how important it is to you and the impact it would have if lost. 

One commonly used backup plan is the 3-2-1 strategy. This involves having at least three copies of your data in different places, two copies on different platforms or systems, and one copy somewhere off-site. This strategy aims to diversify where your backups are stored to ensure that your data is protected against any type of data loss situation.

 

Why do I need to ensure my business data is backed up?

Backing up your business data regularly is important so that you are prepared for any disaster or threat that may, unfortunately, strike your organisation. A backup will allow you to restore your business's database, customer files, emails, and sensitive information so that you can continue to operate with minimal disruption.

Automatic backups reduce the burden of backing up. If your data is automatically backing up, you won’t have to manually create a backup each time - your backup software will do it for you. This way, your backups will always be up to date.

 

How can I back up my business data?

With backup solutions evolving at a rapid rate, it is important to select a provider that can help you get the most out of today’s technologies. While a backup is essentially a copy of your files, not all backup devices or technologies are created equal.

Your business data is invaluable, and it’s critical to be able to restore your data from backups quickly when required. 

Diamond Cloud (DCloud) Backup delivers a powerful and reliable solution across cloud, virtual, and physical locations. Our range of DCloud Backup solutions include:

  • DCloud Backup for Servers.
  • DCloud Backup for Microsoft 365.
  • DCloud Archive Solution (add-on).

Diamond Cloud Backup and Diamond Cloud Archive provide innovative and robust solutions for your Servers and Microsoft 365 environments.

 

How can Diamond IT help?

Diamond IT will work with you to ensure your staff are aware of the types of ever-evolving cyber threats, and equip them with tools and a high level of cyber and data awareness and comprehension.

Our online Cyber Security Staff Awareness Training and Cyber Security Health Check can have an immediate impact on the strength of your security. 

Our Business Technology Consultants are specialists in improving your internal cyber security. We offer a range of security solutions to ensure your employees and business remains secure, with many included in our Managed Services Agreements including:


If you need advice on how you can ensure your cyber security strategy is fit for purpose, our team of cyber security experts are ready to help. Contact our team on 1300 307 907 today.

 

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About Glendin Franklin-Browne
Glendin Franklin-Browne

Business Technology Consulting Manager Glendin is a practical cybersecurity specialist who is passionate about partnering with businesses to elevate their technology and cybersecurity strategy. With a diverse career in the technology industry spanning more than 25 years, Glendin works with forward-thinking business leaders to develop solutions and enhance productivity.