Most computer users understand the value of their personal and family data. Digital photos, videos, scanned financial and legal documents, homework, and email archives have a tremendous emotional and fiscal value. But most people still don’t fully understand the threats against their data from human error, failed hardware, malicious websites, and ransomware.
Seeking to find the best solutions out there, we were curious which tools IT Pros and enthusiasts would recommend for protecting personal data and privacy, and recently published a summary of recommendations in CIO online.
The reason is simple: Every computer user should have a backup tool, anti-virus, secure VPN, cleaning tool, and an archiver. However, having all the right tools is not all that it takes to effectively protect your data and your privacy. There are a few more things you should keep in mind:
- Update your OS – Always keep your operating system and anti-virus up-to-date with the most recent software updates and virus databases.
- Backup to an external drive – Keep an encrypted backup copy of your data away from your primary computer to protect it from corruption by malware, ransomware, and hackers. A good solution would be to store a copy on an external drive you disconnect after backup, and also upload an encrypted copy to Cloud storage.
- Use a VPN for extra protection - Every time you work with sensitive information online – your bank accounts, tax returns, business information, medical records – think about the internet connection you use. If you are in a public place, and you don’t know if you can trust the security of the network – enable a VPN to protect your internet traffic.
The IT pros we talked to expressed concern that many people do not use these valuable tools because it is too much trouble to find and purchase all of them separately.
For the first time, you can get easy access to all of these powerful data protection and privacy tools in one bundled offer. At Acronis, we created a special package that includes anti-virus, a system cleaning tool, anti-malware, secure VPN and, of course, Acronis True Image backup.
Take a look and update your data protection tools today – all at the same time with one simple purchase.
Stay safe by keeping your data protected with the latest tools!