Guest Article

World Backup Day: The importance of comprehensive data backup strategies

Piyush Agarwal, SE Leader, India, Cloudera.

The digital transformation in India has increased the risk of cybersecurity threats and data breaches for businesses across sectors. With the increasing reliance on digital platforms by individuals and businesses, personal and sensitive data has become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The 4.7 million email account breaches in 2022 alone, as reported by Swedish VPN services company Surfshark, make India the 7th most cyber-breached country globally. While the Indian government has implemented various measures to address this issue, ongoing vigilance and continuous improvement in cybersecurity measures are crucial to safeguard against cyber threats and data breaches.

Effective management, governance, and security of data have hence become more critical for organizations to minimize the risk of data exposure and comply with regulatory requirements. However, many organizations still struggle to implement them effectively.

To manage security risks effectively, it is essential to have a defense-in-depth approach that utilizes multiple security countermeasures. This strategy ensures that if one mechanism fails, another is immediately activated to prevent an attack and safeguard valuable data.

In light of the significance of World Backup Day, it is crucial for businesses to adopt a better data strategy and implement stronger online and technological practices. A comprehensive backup strategy provides an effective safeguard against data loss and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster.

At Cloudera, we believe that data backup and recovery planning is an essential component of every business’s overall data strategy. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as cloud storage and data replication, businesses can enhance their backup and recovery capabilities and minimize the risk of data loss.

We strive to make a significant difference in how organisations implement a secure data management policy, by simplifying, streamlining and accelerating data processes to better detect breaches, apply controls, review data lineage and perform audits for enhanced agility and compliance.

On this World Backup Day, we urge all businesses to prioritize data backup and recovery planning as a critical aspect of their overall data management strategy.

By Piyush Agarwal, SE Leader, India, Cloudera.

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