Always Backup Data to Avoid Information Loss – NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Nigerians to prioritise data backup to avoid information loss in commemoration of World Backup Day.

The agency’s spokesperson Hadiza Umar, gave the advice on Sunday in an advisory to celebrate the day.

Mr Umar said data backup is copying information from a primary to a secondary location to protect it in case of a disaster, accident, or malicious action.

“The act of data backup is when you create a copy of your important information, store it in a secure and separate location, and recognise the backup as a restoration method.

“Your data is more valuable than your device. Remember, a backup strategy isn’t something to focus on just one day of the year.

“It should be part of your cyber hygiene, and by backing up your data, you are already one step ahead of any cyber threat that might cause data loss,” she said.

According to Umar, the rules of backup include keeping at least three copies of one’s data, maintaining the copies on two different storage media and storing one copy offsite or in the cloud.

World Backup Day is celebrated annually on March 31 by the backup and tech industry worldwide.

The day highlights the importance of protecting data and securing systems and computers.

Source: NAN

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