Unless you were living under a rock last week, you've heard about the Royal Wedding. Before we went on the air for Tech Talk, Guy Phillips and his co-host were using a royal family name generator they found on social media. When our IT expert, Rion Kolosieke, heard about this he took a quick detour from our topic of backup and disaster recovery to talk about the risks with social media games and quizzes.
Rion explained that sometimes, not always, cyber criminals can use those name generator to gain information about you. While some of these games can be in good fun, be cautious of the ones that ask for personal information. Some will ask questions like your mothers maiden name or the name of your childhood pet. Many of those answers are the same personal identification questions that you answer for important things like banking. Not only did Rion deliver that warning, he also came prepared to chat about the dangers of not backing up your data.
Why Backing Up Data is Important
Whether you are using your personal computer or your work computer, there is a good chance there has been some kind of document saving hiccup. Your best chance of ensuring that you don't lose your data is to always save and double check everything. Businesses should have a backup process in place to ensure the proper protection of its important documents. If you're worried about your own personal device, consider backing things up to an external hard drive or cloud service. At the end of the day, it's better to be safe than sorry.
SumnerOne Handles Data Backup
At SumnerOne, we have services to protect your business. Backup and disaster recovery is important for every business, regardless of size. Services like this can help to protect your business from natural disasters and even ransomware. This service can also help to have your business to be back up and running with little to no downtime. Rion suggested that you test to make sure your backup is working properly very regularly. However, SumnerOne does that daily when you choose to work with us for your backup and disaster recovery needs.
Thanks for joining us for another week of Tech Talk presented by SumnerOne! We want to be your go-to resource for keeping your documents safe and making sure you are informed about all things technology. We will be back again this Friday afternoon for another discussion with the guys over at The Big 550 KTRS at 4:20 or listen online. Catch last weeks full video down below.
Originally published May 24, 2018, updated October 17, 2016