What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Data Backups and Storage

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Gary Henderson Cyber security advocate and director of IT

This free online safety guide looks a data backups and storage – an important aspect of online security, but one which still also contains some potential risks.

Most of us have experienced it at some point: the distressing discovery that we can’t open one of our most important or treasured files – usually because of corrupted data, infection by malware or accidental deletion. A useful solution for keeping valued content safe is backing up files to another location, such as an external hard drive or a cloud-based account.

Keeping ‘spare’ copies of our essential information or precious pictures and videos is good digital practice, but it’s not totally without risk. From inadvertently copying sensitive or infected files to cloud accounts being targeted by cyber-criminals, there are plenty of considerations to bear in mind. Check out our #WakeUpWednesday guide to data backups and storage.