Backup video series: Why it’s important to encrypt data backups

Posted 2.19.14 by

Note: This is the eighth in a 12-part data backup video series by Online Tech Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello. View the entire backup video series.

If your data backup plan includes protected health information (PHI) or credit card data, encryption of that backed up data is critical.

There are countless reports of backups on a external hard drive or tape turning up missing or stolen. If that data isn’t encrypted, business are needlessly exposing themselves to peril.

“Because of the transient nature of backups and getting it off site, especially for small- to medium-size businesses, encryption is just so, so important to stop the theft of that backup data,” Aiello said.

This video series will continue throughout February. Check back for new entries every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Up next: “What are the risks of using one backup solution over another?”

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