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Protecting Your Critical Data from Disaster


Where should I store my data? I commonly get asked this question and rightfully so. 

1) Did you know you have in excess of 2GB of storage space on our network that is private, secure and backed up daily?  U: Drive for EKU Employees

2) I just use a Flash drive to store my Data…

a. Ok, flash drives are wonderful devices for transferring files between systems temporarily. However, they are not safe, secure or backed up. Notice the key term “Flash”. If Data can be flashed onto the device, it can also flash off the device just as easy.

b. Most folks haven’t been given the right information about drives. Data is magnetically arranged on devices. Simply placing your cellular phone in the same pocket as your USB Flash drive can completely wipe it. Yikes! 

c. Also the Protecting your Identity from Theft was developed to make Employees aware of having their Identities compromised by a lost Flash drive with Personally Identifiable information on it.

3) Dropbox, Sugarsync, Mozy and JustCloud are my heros! However, G-Suite is HERE!!!

a. While some of these sources are great for sharing files between home and office, the sensitivity of that data could be a violation of EKU Code of Ethics.

b. Did You Know we now have the full EKU endorsed G-Suite for Faculty use? What all does that mean? Here is a link to G-Suite FAQ and G-Suite Getting Started.

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