What is the best way to safeguard confidential data? 

What is the best way to safeguard confidential data? 

An employee of a travel agency misplaced a hard disk containing confidential information of its customers, resulting in a potential data breach. 

Storing information in hard disks is an antiquated method which is unreliable. By keeping confidential data solely on one medium, data will be at risk of being lost forever if hardware failure occurs. 

1. Perform regular back ups on more than one medium
Having back ups performed regularly and stored on both physical and virtual mediums will decrease the risk of single point of failure or data loss.

Nucleo Datto is a comprehensive data backup and recovery solution which does image backups on both the local device and Nucleo Datto’s secure cloud storage. These images can be retrieved swiftly in case of emergencies. 

2. Use a solution with Ransomware Detection
Ransomware is on the rise, according to a threat report by Sophos. Ransomware is a malware with potentially crippling effects on an organisation. With typical backup solutions, ransomware may be copied into the backup, contaminating data. 

Nucleo Datto actively monitors backups and alerts admins when there is a possible ransomware attack. Systems can be rolled back to the point before the attack to ensure minimal business downtime. 

3. Encrypt confidential data
Protect your data with encryption. With Nucleo Datto, all data is protected by AES-256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. There is an option to encrypt data locally and passphrases can be specified per appliance or protected machine.