Farnham businesses should triple check data backups before Christmas holidays
8th December 2017
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Net Technical report that it is well known that any break in a company’s usual routine – such as the festive holiday – is a prime time for data to be lost or stolen. And more than half of companies that lose a significant amount of their data go out of business within 6 months. 

Ben Stupples, Commercial Director of Net Technical Solutions commented recently: “Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to scam or infect unsuspecting users. When most of us are busy finishing off our last minute Christmas shopping or planning how to get from one Christmas dinner to the next, malware developers, hackers and scammers are taking advantage of our distracted minds. They also know there’s a good chance that more people will be taking holiday, which means less pairs of vigilant eyes.” 

He added: “The festive season offers many ingenious ways to package classic scam techniques with fancy wrapping paper and pretty bows so appealing that we can’t help but click that email, or open that attachment. And we all know where that leads….” 

Ben has identified the 6 most common reasons for data loss by Farnham businesses: 

  1. Human error: Accidentally deleting files
  2. Viruses, malware and hacking
  3. Mechanical failure, such as a hard drive dying
  4. A power cut, causing the computer not to shut down properly
  5. Theft of devices
  6. Physical damage from fire or water 

He said: “You’d be surprised how many business owners think that their data is being backed up correctly, but actually it isn’t. Automated backups can become corrupted, or just stop for all sorts of reasons. That’s a real problem when you lose data, and discover your backup is weeks out of date. Most businesses are so reliant on data these days, it creates a massive series of problems that put the business at real risk.” 

He added: “Roughly half of all businesses we support need to restore data at some point during the year. So this is a great time to check your data is being fully 100% backed up, every single day. Having multiple copies of data safely encrypted and stored away from your premises, is the safest way to ensure that losing data is a minor pain, and not a business-ending event.” 

Net Tecnical Solutions  is a recommended business member of thebestof Farnham looking after hundreds of local businesses in the town and larger Surrey area.


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