Learn best practices for backing up and recovering data.
- [Bob] Welcome to the Backing Up Your Data course, part of our Cybersecurity Awareness program. I am Bob Bowles and will be the instructor for this course. Thank you for joining us. I have spent the last 30 plus years protecting information for the US government, 32 years with the Department of the Army and eight years with the Department of the Interior. I will share some of my experiences with you in hopes to keep you from making some of the same mistakes that I have made. As someone once said, as smart person learns from their mistakes.
A wise person learns from someone else's. So once again, welcome to Backing Up Your Data. Your data and information is the lifeblood of your company or organization. If it is not properly managed, it can become a huge liability. If you lose your data, it can be like an aneurism. If your company or organization is involved in a lawsuit or pending lawsuit, your company or organization is responsible for building your defense. As a matter of fact, I just went through that. And had we not had emails to provide the history and to support our rationale, I am not sure what the results would have been.
Because of the nature of business today, backing up your data should be a part of your daily operations. You never know when a disaster, intentional threat or unintentional threat is going to strike. You must have a corporate strategy readily available so that you can recover from an incident and have your company or organization back online and back in business just as soon as possible. Next up, what you should know.
This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Disaster recovery
- Backup plans
- Information risks
- Off-site storage
- Restore procedures