When it comes to technology, hackers and security breaches aren’t the only thing we should be concerned about. Natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, thunderstorms, and floods happen all the time. Hurricane Harvey – for example, is the most current disaster to strike.
Businesses need a disaster recovery plan – everyone needs one. Protecting your data and making sure that the information housed on your personal computer(s) are safe is vital.
Have a backup of your computer(s) and store them offsite
Offsite backups will protect your photos, important files, and other data stored on your computer from any disaster that may occur in your home.
You can rest a little easier knowing that your important documents and files, cherished photographs, and personal projects are safe.
Migrate to the Cloud if you can
There are many services out there that offer cloud storage in some form. Google, for example, offers many free and paid solutions for storing photos, documents, and other digital assets. Having access to your data remotely is important as it offers you the ability to keep working through a disaster and it ensures that your mission-critical digital assets remain untouched.
Keep critical numbers on-hand
If disaster strikes, you will need quick access to your home, health, and automobile insurance policy numbers. Keep these numbers in a secured remote location that you are able to access quickly from anywhere.
You should also memorize your bank account numbers and your driver’s license number.
Protecting yourself from natural disasters is an important task. Having a personal disaster recovery plan can be a lifesaver in emergency situations.