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5 Data Backup Gaps and How to Fix Them Logo aicpa

  Susan Pierce, CPA, CITP, CGMA |   Free |   AICPA |   31 Mar 2017 |   AICPA Insights

Human error, equipment failure and theft are just a few ways your organization could be at risk of data loss. Today, no firm or company can afford to be without a cybersecurity risk management program. This blog post looks at some of the most common data backup considerations and how to address them. 

Topics covered:
  • IT management & assurance: Technical: Information security & privacy, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Digital skills: Information and digital literacy, Intermediate

1 Comments/Reflections

Mark Goodsell

Mark Goodsell Apr 2020

A good reminder of what could go wrong  bearing in mind the vital importance of information to any business.

Clearly the details will  vary  with device and size of system but it must be known and backups practiced regularly. No point in a business going back to a backup that is even a week old let alone older.  Guidance needs to be given to employees  in most organisations  whereas  corporate databases  should be managed with  the IT section and done routinely  automatically. These employees need to keep up their CPD / latest knowledge  just as much, if not more so than any other section  / department  of any company.