In this blog, we look at 3 of the most common ways data can be lost. If you do not have a disaster recovery plan or backup solution in place this will cause business downtime meaning financial loss, reputation and in some cases the business.
How can you lose data?:
- Accidental Deletion and User Mistakes: More often than not, data is deleted only for the user or organisation to later realise that it is actually still needed. A collaborator might accidentally delete a shared project, or you might delete a scrapped project and then later learn it is starting up again. Information can also unknowingly be overwritten or corrupted by users and third-party apps
- Overwriting Data: Overwriting data is a common problem that occurs when large datasets are imported into an application via bulk uploads or when integrated third-party applications are used to manage the data inside the application.
- Malicious Actions: People often delete data before they quit their role if they suspect they are going to be fired, or to spite a boss or coworker they are angry at. Hackers can also be the culprit, surpassing security systems to delete or corrupt data. Whether internal or external, untrustworthy users are a reality.