World Backup Day: Four Data Protection Best Practices to Know

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Cybersecurity sentiment has shifted dramatically – in fact, Gartner recently noted that 88 percent of board of directors now acknowledge that cybersecurity is a key business risk rather than simply just an IT problem, a 58 percent jump from five years ago. It’s clear that as our world becomes more digitally connected, the threat landscape will only continue to become more sophisticated. In fact, last year, we observed new cyber-attack tactics such as “cyber-espionage” in which hacktivists steal data to expose it publicly, and “intermittent encryption,” where hackers only encrypt alternate bundles of data in order to escape detection.

As the value of enterprise data continues to soar and the creativity and sophistication of hackers reach new heights, the recoverability of data has never been more important. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that organizations invest in a solid backup approach that is embedded in both their infrastructure and culture. But how do you achieve it? Here are a few best practices to consider when implementing a strong data protection strategy:

Implement an Active Threat and Vulnerability Management Program

Before an attack, the adversaries are

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