Have you given much thought to the security of your backed-up data? If you haven't, perhaps it's time you do. Research from Palo Alto Networks describes the risk to backed-up data as BackStab. It involved accessing private information that was extracted from the phone through a regular backup routine and stored on a traditional desktop or laptop computer.
How can you protect yourself from the risks involved in local backup data? Sue Marquette Poremba suggests,
"Encryption is the first step, followed by unique and strong passwords for your backup that are different from the original mobile versions. Good antivirus/anti-malware software is a must, especially in the iOS environment, where too many users are still convinced they are invincible from malware infections."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.