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

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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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2 Responses

  1. Jackie Longson

    September 21, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Enjoyed this weeks podcast. Very informative. 👍

  2. Hazel Marshall

    September 22, 2017 at 4:00 am #

    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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