Protecting Your Information

During an emergency or disruption, critical information- the information necessary to run your organization’s systems, record activities or satisfy legal and/or business requirements – may be damaged.  The best way to protect information is to copy it and store it in a secure location.

Follow these best practices:

  • If you are connected to a network, store your files in folders set aside for you.  (For employees, check with your LAN administrator for the schedule of backups).
  • If you are not connected to a network, save your files to CDs, external hard-drives, or other removable media regularly.
  • Ensure that backups reflect the most current information by copying the data on a regular basis, and after all significant changes.  The frequency of the backup cycle should be consistent with the frequency with which you modify the information.
  • Be sure to save your original installation CDs/diskettes to use as the backup for your PC software.


Cyber Security Tips are provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC),