Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups – a necessary evil?

Graham Cluley

Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups - a necessary evil?

Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups - a necessary evil?

In this special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast we tackle the tricky subject of backups – when did you last backup your data? how and what should you backup? and where should you store them?

Lots of questions, and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression.

Listen to the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #043: 'Backups - a necessary evil?'

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Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

2 Replies to “Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups – a necessary evil?”

  1. Great information and delightfully delivered :)
    I have the luxury of only having to look after one iMac desktop. My mantra has always been KISS – so I'm afraid I do use an external hard drive located on my desk … but unplugged when not in use. I also back up on a monthly basis to a second external hard drive which I give to "Aunt Mary" offsite to look after between backups. I do also "test" my backups when complete but am not absolutely sure if what I do is sufficient. I generally check that I can access the most recent document created or photo(s) saved. Is there more that I should do?

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