Today, our data is becoming more and more valuable with family photos or kids growing up, special vacations and events that can’t be duplicated. We take photos and video and in most cases never print or burn our videos to any other tangible media. Our hard drives within our Macs and PCs are become digital archive storage devices for our stored memories. The biggest fear is loosing this data due to theft, hard drive failure or damage. What most people don’t realize is hard drive failure is very common and it isn’t a matter of “if” your hard drive will fail, its a matter of “when”. All hard drives fail at some point in time. I have seen hard drives last 8 years and others only 1 year before failure. It it becoming increasingly important to have a secondary backup of our files and starting this backup now is key to ensuring the safety of our digital files.
Cloud backups are the most talked about and easiest approach to backing up our data to a secondary server in the cloud. Although most cloud backup companies offer similar plans and features they do have distinct differences regarding cost and encryption types based on the plan you choose. Most all of these companies hold on their servers what is called a decryption key. Although your data is typically encrypted in transmission as it passes from your computer to the cloud destination however since the cloud company holds the key your files can be read if their servers are compromised or hacked. Although this is a very rare case it is still possible as we saw with Equifax largest credit reporting company getting hacked and hundreds of thousands of users data stolen.
At Newburyport IT we offer a fully managed backup service with end-to-end 256 bit NSA level encryption where you the user hold the only key to your data so no one can read or see your data. It’s that simple. Call today to discuss your backup needs.