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The Importance of Backups: Stolen Cancer Research Laptop

Posted on the 17 January, 2011 at 12:15 pm Written by in Data Backup, In Other News, IT Security

Sook Shin lost the 13-inch white MacBook, that contained years of research on prostate cancer, last Sunday after thieves smashed the window of her car, and made off with the laptop. Data on the machine was not backed up, nor was it encrypted.

Shin told News 9: “I’m devastated…”

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Making sure that your computer is backed up is important to keeping your information safe and saving you money in the long run. Having to start over when your computers crash and you have no backup is far more expensive than simply paying for the security that comes with having effective backup in place. This is one area that cutting corners is not a good idea.