Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST)
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3.3 Protecting your data for the future

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Figure _unit8.4.4 Figure 14

If you have not already done so, now is the time to consider investing in computer backups.

Backups protect us from threats including:

  • accidentally deleting a file or program
  • losing disks, computers or memory cards
  • hardware failures such as a hard disk crash
  • software bugs that prevent data being written to a storage device or cause it to be corrupted as it is written
  • disasters such as fire or flooding
  • crimes including terrorism, theft and acts of sabotage such as hacking.

Activity _unit8.4.1 Activity 3 Protection for the future

Timing: Allow about 30 minutes

Grab the list of digital information that you compiled in Week 1 and develop a plan to recover your data in the event that it is lost in a computer security breach.

For each type of information on your list, consider how you might go about recovering the data. Form a plan for each type of information.

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