Course info
Oct 27, 2016
1h 0m

Have you ever worried about how to back up your important data so that you or your business is not at risk of losing valuable information? If you have, then this course is for you! First, you will learn about different security plans. Then, you will learn about the information risks associated with data backups. Finally, you'll spend some time exploring the best practice procedures and schedules for backing up your data.

About the author
About the author

Bob started with the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) National Business Center (NBC) in October 2007. One of his primary responsibilities was serving as Financial Management Directorate’s (FMDs) subject matter expert (SME) on all security related issues. Because of his experience, on two separate occasions Bob was called upon and served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the National Business Center (NBC).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Welcome to the Backing Up Your Data course, part of our Cyber Security Awareness Program. Hi, I'm Bob Bowles from Mentor Source, and will be your instructor for this course. I have spent the last 30+ years protecting information for the U. S. Government, 32 years with the Department of the Army, and 8 years with the Department of the Interior. I will share some of my experiences with you in hopes to keep you from making some of the same mistakes that I have made. As someone once said, a smart person learns from their mistakes, a wise person learns from someone else's. So once again, welcome to Backing Up Your Data. Your data and information is the lifeblood or your company or organization. If it is not properly managed, it can become a huge liability. If you lose your data, it can be like an aneurism. If your company or organization is involved in a lawsuit or pending lawsuit, your company or organization is responsible for building your defense. As a matter of fact, I just went through that, and had we not had emails to provide the history and to support our rationale, I am not sure what the results would have been. Because of the nature of business today, backing up your data should be a part of your daily operations. You never know when a disaster, intentional threat, or unintentional threat is going to strike. You must have a corporate strategy readily available so that you can recover from an incident and have your company or organization back online and back in business just as soon as possible. Next up, what you should know.