7 Tips to Protect Your Data BEFORE Disaster Strikes

With an earthquake and a hurricane hitting the East Coast within one week of each other, now is a good time to ask yourself: Is my data safe? What would I do if I couldn’t access my files or accounts for a period of time?
Here are 7 things you can do right now to rest a little easier:

  1. Back up in the cloud so you can access your files from any computer
  2. Set up direct deposit for paychecks or other payments you receive directly into your bank account so you don’t have to worry about receiving and depositing them yourself.
  3. Get a new battery for your laptop and smartphone if they’re no longer holding a charge for very long
  4. Know several places where you can go to get on the Internet if yours goes out at home or at work.
  5. Plan a safe place to move your computer equipment so it’s away from windows and off the floor.
  6. Keep your logins, usernames and passwords someplace safe and easily retrievable in case you’re not at home or work for a while.
  7. Check out this article on protecting your identity during a disaster.