National KE-CIRT/CC Cybersecurity Best Practice Guide of the Week


Backing Up and Sync Your Google Data

January 17, 2019


In This Issue:

*        Backing up google data.











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Importance of Backing up data


A number of situations could occur that might result in the loss of data - a computer or hard drive failure could make data irretrievable. Theft of a computer system could also cause you to lose information. A virus or malware introduced onto a computer could erase a hard drive or prevent you from accessing it. Even a physical event such as a fire or a flood could lead to computer damage, which would prevent you from accessing files on your computer.


Google recently launched a new Backup and Sync feature, that allows users to continuously back up their files to Google Drive from any folder on their local machine


Backup and Sync works for both Google Photos and Google Drive, replacing the previous Google Photos desktop uploader and Google Drive for Mac and PC.



How to Back up and sync data on google


*   Go to Settings, Personal, Backup and reset, and select both Backup my data and Automatic restore.


*   Go to Settings, Personal, Accounts & Sync, and select your Google account.


*   Select all of the option boxes listed, to ensure that all available data is synced.


*   Always keep updating the data



Have the above security tips in mind when backing up data. Report any cybercrime incident/activity

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