10 Most Common Endpoint Backup Mistakes: How to Avoid Them
Backing up and protecting sensitive corporate data has become ever more problematic in the past few years due to several trends. These are exponential data growth, the increase in the sheer number of mobile and stationary devices, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon and the continued rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Furthermore, many mobile device users have a false sense of security when it comes to their devices. About 70 percent of smartphone owners consider their devices to be safe from cyber-crime, according to a report from the National Cyber-Security Alliance and McAfee. Another high percentage (about 72 percent) of those same respondents said they have never installed any form of security software or data protection application on their device. On the management side, the Ponemon Institute reported recently that an enterprise can save up to $8,100 per user each year by deploying a package that integrates endpoint backup, secure file sharing, data loss prevention and analytics. Here is a slide show detailing the 10 most common endpoint backup mistakes. Sources for this slide show include Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of device security specialist Druva; the National Cyber-Security Alliance; and eWEEK reporting.