In the past few years, there have been a number of data loss incidents which were accepted by almost half of the companies in the U.K. According to a recent survey conducted by Symantec on data loss protection, almost 25% of businesses fail to have proper strategy to deal with data loss.
With such negligence of companies, their future does not seem to be bright. Dr. Guy Bunker, who works as chief scientist at Symantec believes that with an increase in next generation smart phones, bandwidth and connectivity, risk of losing company’s vital data will increase considerably.
Bunker also said that it is the responsibility of every company as well as the government departments to protect their vital information. If companies do not take any serious actions against data loss incidents, it can create a massive financial burden as well as cause damage to their reputation.
These smart devices will have access to company’s emails as well as data stored in the data centre. It will provide a great opportunity for data thieves to steal data. Apart from data protection it is also very essential to understand what third parties do with your data and how it can be misused. As technology is moving ahead it becomes very easy to access data from hotspots.
It is also very essential to have online data backup and online data storage service. Online data backup makes it very easy to store your data safely and securely and making the need for portable storage devices like laptops, memory sticks etc redundant. In case you lose your data, it can be easily restored.