Secure Backups Can Save Your Company

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It’s 2023 and cybercrime is a growing concern for organizations of all sizes. A single cyber-attack can cause significant financial loss, damage to reputation, and a loss of sensitive information. One of the most effective ways to protect against such attacks is to have secure backups in place.

Here are some key reasons why secure backups are crucial for protecting organizations from cybercrime:

  • Fast Recovery: In the event of a cyber-attack, having secure backups in place allows organizations to quickly recover their data and minimize disruption to their operations.
  • Protects against Ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts an organization's data and demands payment for the decryption key. With secure backups, organizations can restore their data from a backup and avoid paying the ransom.
  • Provides peace of mind: Having secure backups in place gives organizations the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their data is safe and can be quickly restored in the event of a cyber-attack.
  • Compliance: Secure backups also play a critical role in compliance with various regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS, which mandate organizations to keep secure copies of sensitive information.
A secure backup strategy should include regular backups, offsite storage of backup data, and encryption of backup data. It's also important to test your backups regularly to ensure they can be quickly and efficiently restored in the event of a cyber-attack.


Secure backups are a crucial component of any cybersecurity strategy. They provide organizations with a fast recovery option, protect against ransomware, and provide peace of mind and compliance with regulations. It's important to consider the frequency of your backups, the location where the backups are stored, and if the backups are encrypted to ensure their security. Having a managed service delivered by experts in cyber security is a fast path to a successful backup strategy. Ballast Services has built a comprehensive secure backup service suite that provides secure storage and fast recovery for your servers and applications.

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