World Backup Day is an annual event held on March 31 that aims to raise awareness of the importance of backing up data and files. The event aims to encourage people to make regular backups of their important data and files to prevent loss and ensure availability in case of technical problems, cyber-attacks or natural disasters.
The ISO 27001 standard pays attention to making backups. Control A.8.13 of ISO 27001:2022, for example, states that backups of information, software and systems should be kept secure and tested regularly according to the specific policy on backups.
Why use a backup strategy?
A good backup strategy is important to:
prevent data loss;
enable easy recovery;
comply with laws and regulations.
In addition, it can reduce the impact of cyber attacks on the organization, such as the impact of ransomware.
There are several ways to back up, but some recommendations are:
Make regular backups
Make sure to back up your important files and data regularly to avoid loss.
Use multiple backup methods
It is recommended to store backups in different locations and media, such as external hard drives, cloud storage, or physical media copies.
Secure your backups
Make sure your backups are safe from unauthorized access and loss by encrypting them and storing them in a secure location.
Regularly test your backups
Be sure to regularly test your backups to ensure they are effective and usable in an emergency.