Why You Should be Concerned about Data Security

Data security is a big deal these days as there are a number of factors that can affect the well being of your important computer data.  These factors are not factors that are necessarily in your control and in fact, it is often the unforeseen that can cost you dearly with your computer data.

Here are some reasons that you should be concerned with data security:

  • Theft: If your computer were to get stolen, all of the valuable data that would be on it gets stolen as well. It is likely that your computer would not be recovered and therefore your data would be lost forever.
  • Natural Disasters: This is one that few people take into account. Fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, you name it. There a numerous natural disasters that Mother Nature can throw your way and if your computer is lost due to one, then your data is gone for good too.
  • Computer Problems: Even the newest computers sometimes encounter problems. A corrupt hard drive can wipe out some or all of your computer data as can a hard drive that crashes.
  • Accidental Deletion: Ever year, there are tons of data files that are accidentally deleted or not saved properly by the owners themselves. Either way, the end result is the same, lost data forever.

Fortunately there is an easy solution to data security, file backup. You can choose to backup your files manually or you can use an online backup service to do the backing up for you.

While either method is a good form of data backup, only online backup is done on a constant basis. Additionally, if there is a fire or other natural disaster in your home, then chances are your backed up data will be lost with the original data on your computer. However, if you go with online backup your data will be securely held away for your computer and your home and will be able to be easily retrieved when you are ready for it.

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