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Secure and Redundant Backup Solutions

Key Takeaways



Data Safety

Protection against hackers, viruses, and ransomware attacks.


Multiple copies of data stored in different locations.

Business Continuity

Quick recovery and minimal downtime in case of data loss.


High-level protection without high costs.

Ransomware Resilience

Uncompromised data safety even during ransomware attacks.


Common Misconceptions

  • Misconception 1: "Just backup to an External USBHard Drive. It will be fine."

    Reality: External USB hard drives are some of the most unreliable type of backups and can give you a false sense of security when it comes to your data's safety. The usb controller inside the enclosure is often the first component to fail on the device. When it fails, it can prevent the ability to read data from the drive, or worse, corrupt data being written to the drive. Recovering from backup at that point usually means disassembling the enclosure to extract the hard drive and placing it into another device to see if the data can be read. And if corruption has occurred, the data will likely not be easily recovered, if at all. In our experience, because of the often-false sense of security it provides, relying on a USB external hard drive as your backup solution if often worse because, once in-place, people wrongly assume their data is safe, assume no further protection is needed, and a more robust solution that would actually do the job they need is not pursued.

  • Misconception 2: "As long as you backup whenever you think about it you'll be fine"

    Reality: Regular backups are essential for ongoing data protection. Automated, scheduled, regular-frequency backups are absolutely essential when you need to recover that file that was "somehow" deleted or if the entire organization is crippled due to a successful ransomware attack.

  • Misconception 3: "I'm just a small business and don't need a fancy backup solution like the big companies. It would cost too much!"

    Reality: Just because you adopt a strategy similar to bigger companies doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money to achieve the same level of protection. While there are certainly benefits to economies of scale on the high end, the truth is that a full-featured backup solution right-sized for your company is not only surprisingly affordable, you can't afford not to. Small and medium size businesses are top targets for ransomware attackers. You will have three options if you're hit with a ransomware attack:

    1. Pay the ransom, wipe all your systems, and hope you get your data back (extremely expensive). You're also now helping to fund cyber criminals, thieves, and terrorist organizations.

    2. Pay to clean all of your systems and start over without any of your data. (How hard would it be to start over without your data?)

    3. Ignore the attackers, wipe all your systems, restore your data, and go on with your business with the least amount of interruption compared to the other options.

  • Misconception 4: "Just get a backup solution in place and forget about it."

  • Reality: Regular monitoring and testing of backups are key for effective data restoration. We wouldn't even need to mention this if it wasn't so common. Many businesses believe they are protected, but when the day comes to recover critical lost data, they find something is wrong with their backup--even though no errors were ever reported.

Backup Strategies and Solutions

The following backup methods are provided for informational purposes. The actual solution for each client at CyberSmart will be a tailored combination of these strategies, ensuring the most effective and comprehensive data protection.

The 3-2-1 Method

  • 3 Copies of Data: Your original data and two backups.

  • 2 Different Media Types: Such as cloud and external hard drives.

  • 1 Offsite Location: A backup in a different physical location.

Other Backup Methods

  • Full Backup: Complete copy of all data.

  • Incremental Backup: Backs up only data that has changed since the last backup.

  • Differential Backup: Backs up all changes made since the initial full backup.

  • Mirror Backup: An exact real-time replica of the source data.

  • Cloud Backup: Off-site backup via a service provider.

  • Local Backup: Backup to a local storage device.

  • Hybrid Backup: Combination of local and cloud backups.

  • Snapshot Backup: Captures a specific moment in time of the data.

BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) Devices

  • Fast Switchover: Allows for quick transition to a standby live copy in the event of a system failure, ensuring business continuity.

At CyberSmart, we specialize in providing top-tier Secure and Redundant Backup Solutions. Our aim is to safeguard your business data against modern digital threats, ensuring that your business remains resilient and secure.

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A smart backup strategy is critical for business continuity

What Are Secure and Redundant Backup Solutions?

Secure backups are akin to a treasure vault, shielding your data from digital threats. Redundant backups ensure multiple copies of your data are kept in diverse locations, providing an additional layer of security.

Why Choose CyberSmart?

  1. Uncompromised Safety: Robust protection against all forms of cyber threats.

  2. Accessibility: Easy retrieval of data, ensuring business continuity.

  3. Peace of Mind: Knowing your business data is securely backed up.

Our Approach

Benefits for Your Business

  • Ransomware Resilience

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • Rapid Data Recovery

  • Cost-Effectiveness

FAQ Section

  1. Q: How often should backups be performed? A: It depends on your business needs, but generally, frequent backups throughout the day are recommended for maximum security.

  2. Q: Can cloud storage be used for backups? A: Yes, cloud storage is a viable option and part of a redundant backup strategy.

  3. Q: Are backups secure from cyber-attacks? A: With CyberSmart, backups are highly secure and regularly monitored for threats.

Final Thoughts

In the digital age, data is a valuable asset for any business. Secure and redundant backup solutions are not just a safety measure but a critical business strategy. CyberSmart's backup solutions are designed to ensure that your data remains intact, accessible, and secure, no matter what the situation. Our approach is tailored to each business, ensuring that you have the most efficient and cost-effective backup strategy in place.

In an era where cyber threats are evolving rapidly, it's vital to stay ahead with robust backup solutions. CyberSmart provides peace of mind, knowing that your business data is protected against any unforeseen digital threats. Investing in proper backup solutions is investing in the future and continuity of your business.

As your business grows, so does the need for reliable and secure data management. Let CyberSmart be your partner in this journey, providing you with solutions that not only protect your data but also empower your business growth.

Don't wait for a disaster to strike. Be proactive in protecting your business. Contact us today for a consultation on secure and redundant backup solutions. Let us help you safeguard one of your business's most valuable assets - your data.

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