World Backup Day

It seems that there is a holiday for everything now, including the identity security industry. From Day of the Programmer to Data Privacy Day, the cyber world takes a chance to celebrate and educate audiences about the crucial things surrounding cybersecurity and much more. So, it’s no surprise that we celebrate World Backup Day today.

So, first question: What is a backup?

A backup is a copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, sensitive work documents, and emails. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer or smartphone), you keep a copy of everything somewhere safe. Backing up your files is crucial for data protection. A regular data backup—preferably daily or weekly—saves your essential files from inevitable data loss situations due to everyday events such as a system crash, malware infection, hard drive corruption and failure, etc.

What’s the goal of World Backup Day?

We celebrate the holiday to spread awareness about protecting precious and sensitive digital information as we’ve become more reliant on technology.

How can I celebrate?

By backing up your data! If you haven’t already, invest in an external hard drive USB stick or purchase some space in the cloud. While you’re waiting for your file transfer to reach 100%, take a moment to plan out your next big data dump. Because, let’s face it, one day a year isn’t nearly enough.

At SailPoint, we believe the best offense is a good defense. So, even though World Backup Day might come once a year, that doesn’t mean you should only back up your data annually. Learn more on how to protect you and your organization’s data here.