Protecting and Backing Up Your Data

Losing your data can be overwhelming and devastating, especially if you have lost photos or videos of loved ones. Unfortunately there are many things that can cause your data to be corrupted or totally lost. Because of this, wise users implement a backup strategy! We are providing a brief class that covers the basics of protecting your valuable data, including how to use Mac’s built-in software, other products, and the hardware and methodology you can use to implement a comprehensive data protection and recovery plan.

“You have to make sure that your hard drive is external from your computer. If you put yourself in the minds of the thief, they want to make a quick buck. They don’t really care about your hard drive, just your computer. An external hard drive is critical. In my case they left the hard drive behind and I was able to plug it into my new computer. It was the key to everything.” – Michael Stelzner, Social Media Marketer Theft: 9 Ways to Protect Yourself from Losing Your Data


Protecting and Backing Up Your Data taught by Abbott Schindler.

When: April 29th 2017

Time: 10am-12pm

Where: MacTek/iPhone Professor

416 NE Greenwood, Bend OR

How Much: $50 plus you will receive $10 off an external drive

Reserve your spot by calling 541-848-3103

Course Objectives:

•    Gain knowledge of the causes of data loss

•    Explore backup and restore options

•    Learn about hardware and software tools for backing up your data


•    Why you should backup your data

•    Basic Mac protection

•    Data protection strategies: what to do, how often (and to where) to backup

•    Where to backup your data (external disk drives, offsite backup)

•    How to backup your data (Time Machine, backup applications)

•    Recovering your data

Reserve your spot by calling 541-848-3103

“A security system with several layers is difficult to hack. So, even if your data is targeted, getting through the many tiers of security will be a hassle. The simplest of programs, such as free online email accounts, have multi-layered security, too. Even if accessing your accounts takes a few extra steps, it is still worth the effort, certainly better than losing your data. Using a firewall, making sure your antivirus software is updated, running antivirus checks frequently and updating your programs regularly are all part of maintaining your personal data security.” – Doug Theis, Innovative Integration, Inc. 3 Simple Tips for Protecting Personal Data

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