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3 security mistakes you shouldn't let your small business make

Making unsecured backups

Let me start this section by saying that backups are a critical part of any business. If you aren't backing up your company records, then drop everything and go do it now. You're one hard-drive crash away from losing time, revenue and possibly your entire company.

Don't just run out and buy some external hard drives. You need an offsite solution that is both time-tested and trustworthy if you want true peace of mind. While many companies offer cloud-based data backup, you need the trust that can only come with an established name.

That's why I'm proud to have a company like IDrive sponsoring my radio show.

With IDrive's Universal Backup you can cover all of the operating systems including Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Plus, you can take advantage of the social media backup tool, and create a safe archive for the posts, photos and videos you've shared on platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

Plans start at just $5.95 per month for 1TB of storage, which is less than your morning cup of coffee! And as a listener of my show, you can save even more! (Click here to save 50 percent on 1 TB of cloud backup storage when you use promo code KIM!)

This is a great option for small businesses that have a handful of employees. For larger businesses, IDrive has recently launched the Onsite Bare-Metal Disaster Recovery (BMR).

IDrive's BMR offers 6 TB of storage, which allows you to create snapshots of your entire system, including application configurations. And, although the BMR provides you with local backup, it also offers up to 6 TB of cloud backup too.

Another advantage a remote system has over on-site backup is the theft angle. Any thief or sketchy employee can walk off with your external drive backup.

Even if your computer is password-protected, your backup probably isn't. The thief can have full access to your files in seconds. Don't let them!

I'm glad you're taking your business security seriously. Click here to learn 5 key steps to hack-proof your life.

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