The first introduction
Backing up data has been easier before. In the past, important documents such as contracts or savings books were usually locked away in safes or simply hidden. This ensured that unauthorized persons could not gain access at all or only with great difficulty.
Today, it is no longer that simple. Documents and data are now digitalized and often no longer physically available. Think, for example, of your online banking, important contracts that are signed electronically and sent by e-mail, or private data such as photos. Just as analogue documents used to be “locked away”, nowadays data must also be digitally backed up. Because potential data theft or illegal processing or manipulation of data can carry high risks and serious consequences – both for private individuals and for entire companies and organizations.
IT security, also “information security”, is not a new topic – but it is becoming increasingly important due to the rapid digital developments in recent years. We should be familiar with it, because digital information, whether we are aware of it or not, is simply the basis of modern life.