data protection


30 Mar: For World Backup Day, 5 Tips to Protect Your Data

Whether it’s important documents, a college paper or your cherished family photos, it’s a sickening feeling when your data disappears, and you can’t figure out how to recover it.

That’s why it’s so important to back up your data in case your computer gets lost or stolen or the hard drive crashes. From cloud storage services to external hard drives, there are lots of options for how to make sure all your files are secure.

“It’s a lot easier to take the steps to prevent losing your data than it is to recover it after something happens,” said Frankie Kandaya, a Geek Squad Agent in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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03 May: Here’s What You Need to Know About Passwords

Let’s face it — we’ve all got a ton of passwords to remember. And many of us tweak and repeat our beloved go-to password to avoid the dreaded ‘I forgot my password’ hassle. (You know the one.)

But password safety can be the key to keeping our data safe and secure.

So we’re cracking the code on password protection. Here’s Louisville-based Geek Squad Agent Kate Burroughs’ sage advice on how to keep your private info private.

Use a passPhrase, and not a passWord

Cybercriminals use many tools to crack passwords, including lists of common passwords, programs specifically designed to uncover algorithms, mathematics and more.