The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

Your patient and financial data is at risk. Protect it today. 

Our regular, automatic and secure backup service gives your business a virtual safety net and ensures your data is protected and recoverable – should anything go wrong. 

Is your practice in danger from a cyber attack? 

The short answer is – yes

Every business is at risk from cyber threats. However, patient-facing medical businesses like yours are prime targets for cybercriminals. 

Not only do you hold your own financial data, but you also hold valuable patient records on your servers. These records can often be top-priority targets for cybercriminals for various reasons, such as identity theft and even corporate blackmail. 

Because of this, your business represents a jackpot to hackers and cybercriminals. One of the biggest threats you face will be ransomware. Ransomware is a malicious virus which automatically encrypts your data and makes it impossible to access unless you pay the criminal(s) a ransom. 

With our regular backups of your entire data, we can make sure your and your patient’s information isn’t held hostage by criminals.

Unfortunately, it’s not just external factors that put your sensitive data at risk. Human error is one of the biggest factors in data loss. 

  1. Do you have a cyber security strategy already implemented in your business? 
  2. Are your team trained in how to recognise, respond to and solve cyber threats? 
  3. Do you have regular, secure backups for all of your financial and patient data? 

If you answered ‘no’ to ANY of these questions, your practice is at risk. 

You need a human firewall made up of your team. You also need a safe and easily accessible backup strategy for your business to make sure that you are protected if anything should ever go wrong.  

Protect your practice

Even the biggest companies and institutions fall victim to cybercriminals. Think about the NHS cyber attack a few years ago. Even global corporations like Yahoo have their security breached and their data stolen. 

You can (and should) train your employees to protect your practice from attack. However, they may not spot everything, they may be faced with a problem they haven’t been trained to solve, or they may simply make a mistake. 

Whatever the reason, there may well come a time when your business is successfully attacked, despite your best efforts. 

There are several reasons which might make your information and data inaccessible: 

  • Ransomware attack
  • Corrupted local hard drives
  • Problems with your server provider  

When something happens to your data, whether it be destroyed or stolen, our backup service can ensure you can recover and access the lost information. 

Our backups only take a matter of hours at most and are run on a daily basis. This means that if anything happens to your data today, you can recover it as it was on the last backup that morning. 

How do we protect your data?

Aside from providing the proper software to protect your practice from the frontlines, including the training to use it, we also keep your data backed up and protected on secure cloud servers. 

Our server creates regular and secure copies of your servers to make sure you also have access to the most recent copies of your data, information and records. 

From financial data, personal information and your patient records, we make sure you do not face needless downtime and even legal issues while trying to recover data or fight cybercriminals. 

With our safe, virtual, cloud-based copies of your servers, you can simply flip a switch and recover your latest daily backup easily, quickly and safely. 

Choose your level of protection. 

One size does not fit all, that’s why we have created 3 levels of protection for your healthcare business. 

We can simply create copies of your data and hold them securely off-site, allowing you to restore your data when it is compromised. 

However, it can take hours to recover this data if it is held on off-site servers. With on-site backups, this data can be recovered in minutes. 

Protection level 1:

Backs up your data to our server, with 2 hours minimum recovery time.

Protection level 2: 

Backs up to our server, then replicates to cloud backup (Amazon S3). 2 hours minimum recovery time.

Protection level 3:

Backs up to onsite NAS that then replicates to us, then again to Amazon S3. Recovery within minutes.

Please be aware that these recovery times are dependent on the speed and stability of the internet connection in your office, practice or clinic.