Data Security

Quick tips from this section:

  • Often back up your information to an external hard disk drive, server or online service — using multiple copies of your information is essential in the event of the collapse of these.
  • Download or buy automated backup software to guarantee timely backups of the body (s).
  • Store your physical copies (e.g., external hard disk ) offsite in a secure location.
  • Have emergency system boot DVDs or USB sticks prepared in case of a system crash.
  • Properly tag any sensitive information which you need to ensure secure handling.
  • When disposing of your information, completely ruin it shred all paper and CDs — in order that no data could potentially be accumulated and utilized to hurt you.