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A Reminder to Secure Your Data

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March 31st is World Backup Day, a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the value of regular backups. It’s a great way to prompt people everywhere to protect their data. After all, who hasn’t experienced that painful, sinking feeling of losing an important file, getting a computer virus, or being hacked?

In today’s digital world, almost everything we have and do is online. It’s more important than ever to make sure you have plans for backups, copies, and disaster recovery. But check out these statistics from the World Backup Day sponsors:

  • 29% of data loss cases are caused by accident.
  • 30% of all computers are already infected with malware.
  • 113 phones are stolen every minute.

And yet, 21% of people have never made a backup! With the cloud and today’s security tools, there really isn’t an excuse for not planning and automating your backups — for personal devices and for businesses.

Data security helps you sleep easier

World Backup Day shines a spotlight on data security. If you ask most executives what keeps them up at night, data security tops almost every list — no matter the industry. That’s because they are constantly under pressure to ensure customer privacy, defend company IP, and comply with regulations. If not, they face consequences that could cost billions, damage reputations, result in legal actions, reduce the business value, and drive away customers.

Hitachi Solutions understands this and is able to help executives sleep a little easier at night with our security capabilities and solutions. We are constantly working to safeguard our customers’ businesses through our expertise, industry certifications, and technology specializations. In fact, we have a whole team trained and dedicated to Microsoft cloud security and are a member of the EDM Council on data security and governance standards and tools.

Our security experts think about backing up and protecting data 24/7 for our customers. To help you embrace World Backup Day, we thought to share some of their advice and thoughts:

Branden Wick — Solution Principal:

“Everyone knows how vital it is to back up important data to protect against data loss caused by hardware failure, cyberattacks, human error, or natural disasters. Without a backup, companies risk losing valuable and irreplaceable data, which can result in significant financial and reputational damage. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platforms are changing the way we approach data backup and recovery. With exponential increases in data volume and ever-evolving business use-cases for new data insights, backup and recovery strategies must adapt to support the increased complexity of data and our limitless demand for it.”

Mitch Prince — Vice President:

“Part of your backup strategy should include developing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as part of any new IT project. This helps you build repeatable infrastructure and can be included as part of a disaster recovery strategy.

A security partner you can trust

Threats continue to come, and the security landscape is always evolving. That’s why it’s essential to work with a partner who has proven experience providing comprehensive security solutions.

Our Hitachi Solutions’ team has achieved not one, but four, Microsoft security specializations: Hybrid Security, Identity and Access Management, Threat Protection, and Information Protection and Governance. These achievements are a validation of our capabilities — and our track record — in successfully supporting customers who are implementing leading-edge security systems based on Azure.

These designations also attest to the skills and expertise of Hitachi Solutions’ technical teams to implement Microsoft cloud services continuously and reliably. Our team is on a never-ending cycle of expanding our knowledge of cutting-edge solutions to bring strategic guidance to our customers’ digital transformation initiatives.

Contact us to connect with our cloud enablement and security team today.