Data security and data recovery experts say they have backed up your data over time. Most people listen to this, but what do you do beyond that to secure your valuable information?
What are the risks of unprotected data?
We carry so much data every day, which may put us at risk without even realizing our data. When you shop online, your information is in your home laptop, backup drives, phones and so on. If someone wants to harm the products, consider what might be the data on your device. Credit information, personal banking access, etc. Crooks who want to. If you don’t have a deterrent, you leave a gateway open to your digital life. At least, please don’t carry your laptops in sleep mode. This usually gives unlimited access to everything on the computer. Most of the time someone tries to boot your system and if you have a password, you can forget it or continue. You have lost your machine and data, but you are not inclined to become fraudulent or worse.
Lost Government Data
Recently, Canadian news reported a hard drive lost to the federal government since 2012. It contained personal information of over 500,000 people who received government loans. This hard disk did not have any password protection or password. The fallout was large and as a result an investigation was launched by the Federal Privacy Commissioner.
This is extreme, but consider what happens to your data when you are out of your hands. Did you get your computer for a reason to repair it? Do you need an external party to access your computer or hard drive for some reason that is not clear to you? If you did, you know what?
Data security is top priority
Today, many computers and almost all external hard drives have some kind of password or encryption for data security, regardless of whether they are related to software or hardware. My advice is to install and use them. You never know when you lose your computer case, take a break or leave your device unattended for a short time.