2.3.1 Data Back-up

If we want to know what data backup really is, we must take a journey. Watch the video, think, and do the self-reflection bellow. This is the first lesson in row.

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Identify the factors that compromise cyber security.
  • Understand the legislation that relates to online security and data management.
  • Evaluate the most effective ways to plan for and respond to breaches in online security and data management.

Data management is a key issue for companies. Companies without backups are doomed to failure. In this sense, it is important to have a backup strategy including solutions, tools, deadlines and contents among others.

Backups can be made offline or online.Offline backups are the more traditional way of making copies and are based on storing the information on physical elements such as an external hard drive, a memory card, etc. while online backups are based on cloud storage systems. Thanks to technological advances we can make backups without the need for physical data storage devices. A good internet connection and a computer would be enough.