Storage options

storage options

2. Making Back-ups

2.3 Data security

The security of where you place your data is worth consideration, especially if some of your material is sensitive. You need to consider:

Physical Security

Are the data and its back-ups safe from damage or loss? This might involve ensuring that where the data is stored is secure or controlled in terms of who can access it.

Network Security

If the data is sensitive (for example it contains personal information) then ensure that the server or computer is not connected to an unsecured external network in which it could be unknowingly accessed.

Security of media

Ensure that password protection is active in some way on sensitive data. Generally it is best to ensure that any device that you use is password protected so only you or those who you give the password to, can access it.