Create at least one backup on #WorldBackupDay to safeguard your data and cherished memories


March 27, 2023

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Create at least one backup on #WorldBackupDay to safeguard your data and cherished memories

For more than a decade, March 31 has been a significant day in the tech industry, serving as an essential reminder of the importance of proactively backing up data before disaster strikes.

Data loss or theft is more common than most people think. In fact, the World Backup Day platform provides some chilling insights into the state of data loss today. Some 21% of digital nomads have never made a backup of their files to protect themselves from accidents, physical theft of a device, or malware infections, despite these latest statistics:

  • 29% of data loss cases are accidental
  • 30% of all computers are infected with some form of malware
  • 113 smartphones are lost or stolen every minute

Proactively backing up your data in case of device compromise, damage or theft is key to securing your digital wellbeing, your family memories and even your job. Devices can be replaced or fixed, but your important documents, term papers, or the videos of your kids’ first steps can never be replaced.

Here’s why you should consider making at least one backup on World Backup Day:

  • Your external hard drive crashes, deleting all your photos and family videos
  • You leave your laptop or another smart device in a café or airport, losing all your job-related documents, presentations or school work
  • You accidentally delete a file or important documents
  • Someone steals your device
  • Malicious actors hold your data hostage and demand thousands of dollars in ransom

Backing up your data may seem an overwhelming chore when you already have so much on your plate. Don’t worry, you can start out easy by making at least one copy of all your important files, documents, videos and photos on March 31 to ensure that your data remains safe in case of compromise:

  • For starters, you can choose an external hard drive (preferably an SSD) or flash USB. Nevertheless, remember that these too can be damaged, lost or stolen. To back up your data you can manually copy the files, use your computer’s built-in backup software or third-party software
  • Use a cloud backup storage provider as an easy and safe way of storing all important data
  • Use an online backup service that encrypts your files and schedules regular backups of your data in a safe location
  • You can also take a moment to back up your websites, WhatsApp and phone

A successful data backup means you can easily recover your information in case of compromise. Take the pledge today and back up your important documents:

“I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31st. #WorldBackupDay

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