Tomorrow is World Backup Day

Which means we all get into our cars and spend the day driving in reverse?  Not quite.  What this means for some of your that today is the day you quit kicking that can down the road and set up a data backup for your systems.  Hardware, software, cloud – pick your poison and set it up.

For those of you who are already using a backup solution, today would be a great day to test your backup solution, and see if you can actually restore your data should you need to.

Backup protects your data from accidental or intentional loss or destruction, and is an important part of a comprehensive cybersecurity plan.  You might want to check out the product reviews at the following links.  Some of these products are recommended by both reviewers.  Personally, I’ve used Carbonite for years, but lately have been unhappy with the way that updates work, so I am looking hard at Acronis.

Best Online Backup Solutions according to Lifewire

  • Blazeback
  • Carbonite
  • SOS Online
  • SugarSync
  • SpiderOak
  • Mozy
  • Zoolz
  • Livedrive
  • Acronis True Image

Best Online Backup Solutions according to PC Magazine

  • iDrive
  • Acronis True Image
  • SpiderOak ONE
  • SOS Online Backup
  • Backblaze
  • OpenDrive
  • Norton Online Backup
  • Carbonite
  • MozyHome


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at


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