Enhancing Cybersecurity with Robust Backup

SimpleBackups founder

Laurent Lemaire

Co-founder, SimpleBackups

May 26, 2024

We’ll be present at the CyberShow in Paris on the 28th and 29th of May, 2024, and I felt it would be the right time to write a piece about SimpleBackups and where we fit in the cybersecurity scene.

We had conversations internally about how we position ourselves, what cybersecurity entails, the current threats, how we’re helping our users today, and our future plans.

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of protecting computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from digital attacks, damage, or unauthorized access. It's also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories: network security, application security, information security, operational security, disaster recovery, and end-user education.

On one side, we have threats targeting servers, computers, and anything digital.
On the other side, we have technologies, processes, and controls to reduce the risk of cyberattacks and their impact.

Cybersecurity can be categorized into three main buckets:

  • Technical Measures: This includes network security, application security, and information security. These measures involve protecting systems and data using various technologies to prevent unauthorized access and attacks.
  • Human and Organisational Measures: This focuses on training, policies, and procedures, as well as incident response, risk assessment, and disaster recovery planning.
  • Physical and Environmental Measures: This involves protecting physical access to information, ensuring secure facilities, and environmental controls.

While cybersecurity is often dramatised as a battle between hackers, the essential part lies in preventing attacks from occurring and knowing how to respond effectively if they do.

So where does SimpleBackups fit in the Cybersecurity scene?

SimpleBackups offers a cloud-based backup solution, fitting into the "Organizational Measures" category, particularly under "Disaster Recovery Planning."

Disaster Recovery planning is about preparing an organisation to respond effectively to a disruptive event, ensuring that critical business functions can continue or resume rapidly. This involves identifying potential risks and vulnerabilities, developing strategies to mitigate them, and creating detailed procedures to recover essential systems and data.

That’s exactly where your backup strategy fits in. It’s crucial to understand where your backups fit in your overall cybersecurity strategy to tailor it effectively and be ready when these backups need to be used.

Our Approach to Backup & Disaster Recovery at SimpleBackups

Know What, When, and How to Backup Your Data: Initially, SimpleBackups was focused on "how" to set up your backup. We’ve since evolved to provide comprehensive guidance on what data to back up, when to back it up, and how to do it efficiently. Our user-friendly interface makes setting up backups seamless, defining backup schedules, storage locations, and the specific data to be backed up.

Don’t Blindly Trust You Have Backups; Control Them: Users need a solution they can trust and control. We've built a system that notifies you whenever something goes wrong and actively pursues you through Slack, email, or other means until you address potential risks around your backup. Our anomaly detection further enhances risk discovery within your backups. Additionally, we push our users to regularly test their backups. Regular testing ensures that backups are not only present but also functional and reliable when needed.

Know How to Quickly React When Facing a Disaster: Quick reaction in the face of a disaster is crucial. Knowing what to do and who’s responsible can make a significant difference. SimpleBackups is not just where your backups are configured but also where the procedure for restoring them is defined. This is essential for companies seeking security certifications (ISO27001, SOC2) and critical for any organization.

As you leverage SimpleBackups to be a building block of your overall CyberSecurity architecture, we, on our end, focus on giving you all the tools to making SimpleBackups the most secure place for your backups: we ensure that the backups themselves are protected by enforcing transfer encryption, backup AES encryption, multi-cloud backup, two-factor authentication, and more.


At SimpleBackups, we understand the critical role of backups in a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Our solutions ensure that you not only have automated backups but also maintain control and trust over your data's safety. Join us at the CyberShow in Paris to learn more about how we can help secure your organization against potential disruptions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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