Data Loss Prevention Security Part 1 – Hardware / Software / Electrical

From Wikipedia .. Security means protecting data from the database and the destructive forces do not want to act from legitimate users.

To the end of this article covers the basic ways you can lose data, what can you do to prevent and if the worst happens what options you have for restoring it.

Data Security – basicsWhen we talk about data security, it is a subject that covers several broad areas, think about things like hardware / software failures, power surge, theft of data – both locally on the machine or remotely via the internet and the same again for the data is accidentally deleted, it can happen remotely or locally machine.

How you setup your system and indeed the organization or at home can have a major impact on the security of your data. You also have to protect from a way of losing but you are protected from all forms? Read on to get some more information and facts about avoiding data loss security.Loss PreventionEach field can be huge discussion but we will discuss the basics here to get your overall overview.

Hardware FailuresYou will have some kind of experience of hardware / software and computer failures that may or may not result in loss of data, but usually always produce some level of research frustration.

We some time ago to around 600 work when it comes to computer store I worked at. We remember what each machine is a sin, 34% had a hard drive failure; distant second is the failure of the motherboard 17% So the most likely part to fail on a computer hard drive. . There are several types of data backup in place to prevent the loss of valuable data, even if it is just a memory stick for home user.

Other options include:

1. External Hard Drive

The use of regular external hard drive to copy the files you need to back up, it is fine but if travel is permanently attached, you should be more careful in making backup regularly.

2. RAID 1 or 5

There are others but these two popular small-scale systems. It works by using 2 or more hard drives make redundancy in case the hard drive fails. Relatively inexpensive, easy to setup. Also after that runs do not need to think about it.

3. Local Storage Network

There are solutions to a network attached hard drive allows you to back up multiple systems simultaneously on a network location. It can be very cost effective if you have 3 or more systems. Beware, if the storage network consists of a single hard drive, you can lose all your backup in case the drive fails. Again, usually automatically after running

4. Cloud Storage

This means that you save your data to a storage area at some other location, possibly in Sydney or even in the United States. This takes you to the data in data sovereignty issues have to go abroad and subject to the laws of that country. Also the number of times it appears if you select the type of data storage, other entities can through your stuff. Usually once running.

Software Automatic Failure

It was not far behind in terms of hard drive data loss failure. Usually occurs when something unexpected happens that the software can not cope. If it involves your data handling software at that time and then the result may lose data. Here are some typical examples:

1. USB Memory Stick

While the USB stick attached to your system, there is an open ‘handling’ Runs helped facilitate the transfer of data back and forth between the computer and sticks. If you suddenly remove a stick and continuous transfer of data is lost. In bad cases the entire contents of the stick is lost. Always use a secure erase button on the bottom right of the Windows Task bar.

2. Error in File System

It is a common cause of Windows fails to start, it means that the file system (think of the index library) taken and the software can not find what he was looking for. Regular is caused by a virus and electrical interference, where the power is lost while the file system is being updated. Usually it is pretty bad unless you can withdraw from this type of problem, but no data loss uncommon.

Electrical surge

It can be caused by many things and actually occur at any time. The damage depends on the strength of the waves and can be anything from a blown fuse to completely fry your computer using the accompanying smoke (as reported in Darwin a few years ago). In all cases an investment in the right surge protector is important. You’ll want to spend around $ 70 to $ 90 mark for 5-7 protective harbor. Some of the causes power surge below.

1. Lightning

The number one cause of the increase, it can be transmitted long distances through power lines and telephone lines, so if you can hear the thunder of the land can be an idea to unplug your precious electronic possessions.

2. Blew transformers

Your local transformer may fail and send big waves through electrical lines, it may not happen often, but the effect will be great and widespread.

3. Imaginative Power

There are always some electrical work report annually goes wrong that causes damage to household appliances. Make sure you always use a quality electrician.

4. Failed Electronics

Ancient device or a device that can send waves wet etc. through your household wiring and other devices affect attached.

Look parts for 2 includes data theft.

What Will You Do When Your Hard Drive Fails?

So what would you do? My prediction Most people instinctively say ‘surprise!’ However, it is not very practical when you realize how much data you store on your hard drive, not to mention the fact that you just lost it forever.

Think externallyThat’s why the first step is to think of it backing up data. There are many ways to do it. You can invest in an external hard drive to make copies of documents and files on your computer. You can also use an external cloud service so that you have a copy of your file that are not connected to your computer at all, except through the internet. No one wants to think the worst happens, but if your house to burn to the ground and your computer will be lost in it, you will still have a copy of everything you do cloud.

When decision to support everything, you should do it regularly. If you use your computer once a week you may want to set up automatic backups every week. If you use every day, you also do daily backups. You never know when disaster will strike and when it happens, it will not happen at the right time. Most people recognize this as a fact! What should you do if your hard drive dies on you? Many of us will suffer data loss by a defective or damaged hard drive at one time or another. In fact you are probably reading this because you are in this situation.

Now you would expect you to follow the advice above and your data backed up elsewhere. But you’re not. In this case, you should think about the damage caused contraction. It can be very frustrating to sit and look at the hard drive that looked perfectly good on the outside, all the while knowing there is something wrong with the data in it. However, all is not lost. There are services available that can recover data from damaged hard drives in a way that can not cope on their own. So even if you think you can not get the data back, do not assume no one can either.

As you can see, asking the question in the title of this article may make your blood run cold to begin with. However, once you think about it you will find a solution that does not automatically mean you will lose everything and start with a new hard drive.

Backup: Simplified Disease prevention

Backup, backup, backup! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over 30 years and close to 20,000 data recovery, it is not backing up all data sometimes.

Nobody backing up their data at all times, they is most people will never come back up their data, and almost no one ever checked to backup data to see if they restore.

Have you? Do not think so.

Furthermore, while computers may be a little dumb, they seem to know when you do not have your data backed up – because that’s when they wear out. Do not let your computer to cheat you – back up your data before daily.

What I can make a backup There are many options for backing up your data ‘. When I wrote the first version of this article, I’m discussion about the floppy disk, zip drive and tape – and external hard drive worth hundreds of dollars. Now I mention Cloud, but that will change as well. In writing, most new PCs still have a DVD-burner. Almost everyone has a USB port for flash drives and external hard disk. And of course, Cloud.

External Hard DrivesExternal keeps getting bigger hard drive (by GB) and smaller (by form factor) and less expensive (in dollars). One of the early recovery of data that I do is 20MB (yes, megabytes) for Mac external SCSI drive sells for $ 1200. Now the local office supply store Something 2TB external drive for a hundred bucks. That is a decrease in per-unit storage than 2.5 million times. Cheap outdoor storage. Back then, external drive with backup software and they come up as a possible well.

DVDsIt ‘that your computer has a DVD burner and built-in software to copy the selected file or perform a backup to optical media. The advantage is that this disc is worth only a few cents each. The disadvantage is that the daily backup leave you with many plastic Frisbee around. DVD is useful for occasional backup, but not for everyday. Also, remember that while some of the DVD drive gives you the option to use a rewritable disk (DVD-RW), can be too easy to overwrite the previous backup with DVD-RW. Use only write version (DVD-R or DVD + R). Heat, bend, and scratching is the enemy of a DVD disc. Fortuitously, while it is difficult to perform a recovery DVD, it possible.

Flash DrivesFlash drive, or thumb drive, also the cheap and getting bigger in capacity. As I write this, there is a 64GB flash drive sells for $ 50 in the same office supply store. This drives the price drop continues to amaze me. They are durable – I accidentally let one go through the wash in my shirt pocket. Once dry, it will still have my data on it (do not try this at home – fail the second time I wash)! While we managed to recover the flash drive, it’s not even necessary in this case! They are the size of up to 128 GB (as it will soon become obsolete). They can be divided and used on PCs and Macs without your reformatting.

Alternate BackupsWhenever possible, keep alternating the backup. This means that having a disk or thumb drive labeled “EVEN” (for a day though) and one labeled “strange”. Eventually, something will go wrong with backup and when that happens, you will be ready. It is also useful and wise to have a copy offsite in case of flood, fire, or “inside job.” CloudThere A lot of online file backup and storage services available. Your Macintosh has one year of iCloud, Microsoft has SkyDrive, there’s Google Drive, dropbox, and a host of others that will give you free – but limited – storage. After a certain period of time or a certain amount of data, start your costs. There is a widely advertised automated backup service also provides a certain level of free storage and a larger value for the cost. This service can be very convenient. Important to note, however, that most of these services are not responsible for how much they will somehow lose your data. Each one has a EULA or terms of service that should be read carefully before entrusting your data service. They will back up your backup? Is the data encrypted? Although they have been hacked or lost data are a new customer? They can change their service agreement without telling you (maybe)? If someone buys it, if the new owner must comply with the terms that apply for? Good thing to see if you appreciate your data.

Trust, but VerifyOver decade, I would estimate that about 5% of cases of data recovery we have seen, the clients believe that they have a backup. One thing that seems to back up, at least! But in this case the backup is not checked to ensure that all the files they need to be backed up, in fact, supported. And in some cases, although the exact files seem to quit, they will not return after the original was lost. Validation on a regular basis, make sure you can return the sample files that you think are well supported. It is good to know, so you’re not one of 1-in-20 was found to be too late.

Well, what does the author use? I did some things with the files from the computer on my desk. I use a Mac and have an external drive using Time Machine for backups. I have another external drive to copy the data files of new customers every day. I’m using iCloud on some files (such as the current project of writing or my calendar) I want to share the device. I sometimes bring an extra copy of the current project size flash drive as well when I travel or need them to another location. Every so often, I create a new image file of your entire hard disk to another external. I periodically check the copy of the file to make sure they work. Velcro my belt and suspenders.

Back Up DataIt you can not say enough. All the break. Make sure that when this happens, it will not ruin your business, or family memories, or download a BitTorrent infinite, or all of the MP3 – whatever form, restore the files that are important to you. Back to them regularly.

Now is a pretty good time