Better Online Habits

1. What it is

What is data backup?
What is data backup?

Data backup refers to making a copy of valued files. These may be your pictures, documents, movies, project files, and other important data.

A backup occurs when you copy your files to a USB drive, external hard drive, or to the cloud.

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2. Who it's for

who data backup
Who should backup data?

Technology is known to be flawed, and therefore parts sometimes fail. Even if you’ve done all the steps to stay secure online, your hardware may still break down.

Everyone needs a backup account today, especially with how much of our lives are digital. 

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3. Why & When

Why data backup

Why would I use data backup?

You’ve done everything right; spent money a computer or device and the right software to stay protected. Suddenly your device shuts off and won’t come back on. How will you access your documents and important files? This scenario plays out more often than you think, and it’s a completely avoidable headache!

When you backup your data, you’ll have peace of mind if one of your devices fails you. 



When data backup

When would I use data backup?

When your device breaks down or gets hacked, it’s too late. Backup your files weekly, especially important ones like family pictures or work documents.

Backup your files in a way that makes sense for you, it may be daily, weekly, or monthly. 


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4. Where & How

Where to get:

By far, the consensus for the best free option is google drive because of how easy it is to use. You get 15GB of storage for free or 100GB for $2 per month.

Mega offers a great service too, you get 50GB for free. or 200GB starting at $6.50 per monthr month with 200GB of storage.

All you have to do is sign up for a free account.

Create a google drive account - 15GB free

Create a Mega account - 50GB Free

2. Move your files!

Next, open up google drive either on your browser or you can download the app. Find your photos, documents, and other files and copy them to your new cloud storage.

3. Enjoy peace of mind

That’s it! Be sure to copy important files regularly to minimize your risk of losing them.

Now, even if you get hit by ransomware, you can rest easy knowing you still have your data.


For now, you’ve finished!

Congratulations on completing the Cyber Security Tutorial for Beginners!

Make sure to tell your friends and family to help keep them safe too!

Great Work!


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