How to defend against deleting data you need

A common mishap that companies encounter is accidental deletion of data files.

When noticed quickly, data is quick to recover, but the best practice is to take steps to prevent important information from being lost in the first place.

Whether it’s an incorrect keystroke or a lapse in concentration, if you delete a file that you need and realise swiftly, you’ll likely find it located in your PC’s Recycle Bin.

To be sure, try searching your system for the file name, to check first whether you’ve just saved the data in the wrong place.

If you’ve accidentally deleted the data, you can restore the file from the Recycle Bin, and move it to the proper location.

You can also prevent permanent file deletions by effectively backing up your data using sync functions. As you work, copies of your files are written on to storage solutions like OneDrive, Google Drive and the Cloud. If you delete a file locally on your device, you can simply download the most up-to-date version of your data and continue working.

Cybercriminal attacks can involve data being deleted to cause chaos in your daily processes. Malicious operators also use the threat of deletion to extort funds from firms.

Fortunately, Cloud backups can help with both accidental deletions and intentional actions designed to harm your business.

For advice on keeping your enterprise resilient and its data safe, you can depend on our technical engineers at 127 Solutions. To discuss lost data files or ramp up your cybersecurity, contact us today for a swift response.