Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups – a necessary evil?

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Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups - a necessary evil?

In this special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast we tackle the tricky subject of backups – when did you last backup your data? how and what should you backup? and where should you store them?

Lots of questions, and Graham gets to do his Tina Turner impression.

Listen to the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #043: 'Backups - a necessary evil?'

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

2 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #043: Backups – a necessary evil?”

  1. Jackie Longson

    Enjoyed this weeks podcast. Very informative. ????

  2. Hazel Marshall

    Great information and delightfully delivered :)
    I have the luxury of only having to look after one iMac desktop. My mantra has always been KISS – so I'm afraid I do use an external hard drive located on my desk … but unplugged when not in use. I also back up on a monthly basis to a second external hard drive which I give to "Aunt Mary" offsite to look after between backups. I do also "test" my backups when complete but am not absolutely sure if what I do is sufficient. I generally check that I can access the most recent document created or photo(s) saved. Is there more that I should do?

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