As time passes, more of our personal and business records are created and stored digitally, and fewer in analog form – paper, film, etc. (See Cover Your Assets>Business Records). Take some precautions now is back up your data.

Protecting Your Digital Records

Laptop with pendrive, sd card, CD and portable hard drive. Concept of data storage.First Steps to Protect Your Digital Life

Backup Your Hard Drive Regularly
  • Determine what files to backup and how often
  • Keep the backups at a Safe Offsite Location A SOL is a place to store copies of your documents and records that is far enough away from your studio (50-100 miles) that it is unlikely to be affected by the same disaster.

Practice Smart Computing and Internet Habits

Internet fraud, identity theft, and scams are all real threats that can compromise your data, your assets, and your career.  Here are some tips for safer surfing and more secure computing:


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Back Up

  • Consider online service
  • Use external drive
  • Thumb drives for quick back up
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Be Prepared

  • Install antivirus + security software
  • Update Operating Systems
  • Have an “e-mergency” plan
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Be Aware

  • Don’t open suspicious emails
  • Don’t load unknown programs
  • Stop, Think THEN Open
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Be Secure

  • Use strong passwords Use different passwords for each account and store them in a secure location.
  • Don’t allow unauthorized access to sensitive data
  • Dispose of old computers safely
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