Every March 31st
is World Backup Day which began in 2011. World Backup Day brings awareness to
save all your computer files, photos, videos, and anything that is in digital
format. In the past, blank CDs were used when computers had a cd player and a
burner. However, the most secure form of saving digital hard copy files were jump
drives or USB flash drives. Then approximately in 2007 the cloud storage came
out so everyone could save their digital files online.
Although, the cloud storage
is safe to use, I would not recommend saving sensitive information. To use the
cloud storage is like the USB Flash Drives because you can create folders and
label the digital folders. Then, you put the corresponding digital files inside
the digital folders. Also, you can purchase an external drive to store bigger digital
files. On this day you can also make a pledge to back up your files at World
Backup Day website.
If you are working from home or in an office where anyone has access to a computer, make sure you keep your USB Flash Drives stored in a safe place. USB Flash Drives can be labeled as well without labeling them from the outside of the drive. Each flash drive comes with a letter which is displayed once the flash drive is inside the computer. The letter of the drive can be changed to a different name. Below are links to more resources for storing and backing up your files.
World Backup Day-March 31st:
5 Backup Tips to Retain Critical Data Following a Ransomware Attack:
6 Data Backup Tips-World Backup Day-Connect Wise:
5 Cloud Storage Safety and Security Tips-PMCA Online:
World Backup Day Pledge-March 31: