Data security is about keeping data safe. Many individuals, small business and major companies rely heavily on their computer systems on a daily basis. But what happens if the data on these computer systems is damaged, lost or stolen? Could you afford to lose important files or, worse still, your client, customer or employee data?

The 5 most common occurrences of data loss are:

  1. Loss or damage due to a system crash
  2. Corruption through faulty hardware, viruses or power failure
  3. Unauthorized user access due to hacking
  4. Destroyed by an act of terrorism
  5. Lost through accidental file deletion, overwritten or being left on a mode of transport during travel.

The good news is there are plenty of actions you can take to avoid becoming a victim of data loss.

Follow these simple actions and you can’t go far wrong :-


So what else can you do? Ensure you make regular backups of your data and store your backups in a separate location. Run anti-virus software on your computer hardware. Use passwords and write-protect files.

Reviva now have add a range of storage media devices to its product portfolio, offering you the perfect choice of key products to ensure your data is never at risk again.

The Reviva portable hard drive, available in 3 different capacities, is perfect for backing up or transferring your data. The compact aluminium case is easy to transport and ensures your data is readily available. Powered through a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, you only need a single USB port on your computer to allow access to your data.

The Reviva iOS Flash Drive is a perfect companion for your Lightning connector compatible iPhone and iPad, offering increased storage capacity to store or backup files. Simply plug in the drive to free up space from your Apple device to transfer your photos, videos and other files.

For information on the rest of the storage media products in the Reviva range, click on products, storage media. All Reviva storage devices come with a comprehensive 2 year warranty and unrivalled quality.

General Data Protection Regulations

If data protection wasn’t already a hot topic, it now has even more potential to impact businesses when new rules come into force next year. Companies of all sizes need to put personal data protection high up on their to-do lists in advance of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), as it will soon become a crime to lose unprotected data.

From May 25, 2018 onwards, any breaches of the new GDPR regulations will see companies pay fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their annual global revenue, whichever is greater. This means that from 2018 onwards, companies should implement suitable policies and security measures to protect the personal information of clients, customers and employees. Personal data includes any data that can be used to identify an individual. This includes genetic, mental, cultural, economic or social information, alongside that traditionally considered to be identifying information.

With the global cost of cybercrime estimated to reach six trillion dollars by 2021, the safe storage of personal information and secure destruction of confidential data should already be important in every business. This new data legislation makes the issue integral to any organisation that handles EU citizens’ data.