Data privacy day
How to backup your information
Sooner or later an unexpected event such as a hardware failure, a lost or stolen device, or a malware or virus infection could result in losing important data. When this happens, backups are often the only way to recover this information. Get involved!
Here are some tips to ensure your data is protected:
- Store data in the right place:Do not store your data on your desktop/laptop! Use University-provided solutions such as the shared drive, Microsoft One Drive, DocuShare, or your personal home drive, etc. to store your business data. These systems are secured and backed up daily! Remember that your laptop/desktop are not individually backed up so use these other systems to store your information.
- On the go? Backup regularly:If you’re someone on the go and often work on files from your laptop, make sure to copy the files back to one of the above solutions to ensure your files are backed up.
- Validate:Regardless of what solution you choose to back up your personal data, make sure you check your backups are functioning periodically.
- What about your personal data?For your mobile phone, make sure to use a vendor-provided solution such as iCloud Backup or Google Drive.
Approximately 92% of Canadians had access to LTE-advanced network services in 2017. The availability of technologies such LTE Indicate that mobile devices are considered as a necessity nowadays. Some mobile device applications can collect a lot of personal information that can be copied on your backups. Knowing how to protect the personal information on the mobile devices backup is very important. Below we listed actions that you can do to minimize the risk of someone have access to your personal information on your backups.
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