Best Practices for Protecting your Organization Against Accidental Data Loss


You have so much control over your operations. However, data loss isn’t always one of them. Whether you’re hacked by a malicious outside attacker, dealt a bad hand by Mother Nature, or become the victim of a freak accident like a power surge, accidental data loss could hit your company hard in the wallet.  

Data loss occurs when data is accidentally deleted, or something causes data to become corrupted. Viruses, physical damage or formatting errors can render data unreadable by humans and software alike.  

To mitigate your risk against accidental data loss, here are some steps you can take: 

  • Keep computers in a safe, dry, dust-free area. 
  • Back up your data regularly, then verify the backups. 
  • Have a generator or battery backup system on premises. Large power surges can destroy computer equipment, but even low bursts of energy can erase data from hard drives.  
  • Protect your equipment from static electricity that can erase data and/or damage components.  
  • Use a virus-detection protection program and keep it updated.  
  • Many installation and diagnostic programs offer undo disks that can restore systems to their original configurations if things go wrong. 
  • Other software programs can detect impending problems within hard drives.  

Setting up your data backup infrastructure could be a daunting task. Partner with 2W Tech for assistance. 2W Tech employs IT consultants with years of experience in IT infrastructure and networking who can successfully create the duplicity you need to avoid accidental data loss. Contact us today to learn more about our security solutions.

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