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Level 1 Accreditation Answers
1.1.1. Do you have a backup copy of your data that is no more than 30 days old?
While it is always important to have a backup, you must recognise that the more recent the backup is, the better it will be for your business. A backup copy of your data that is less than 30 days old is the minimum for any recovery plan. Backups could be placed on a USB drive, in another folder on your system, online, at home or at another site. More Information
1.1.2. If you have more than 1 person or system accessing your data, is it in a shared location?
When multiple people are working on the same documents there is bound to be some version conflicts. This is a special concern if documents are shared on a USB drive or via email orf If you have 2 or more systems that both need to get access the same file, can both see and use file concurrently without causing version conflicts? This is only applicable if there is more than one person in your company sharing access or you have external users accessing your data. More Information
1.1.3. Is your backup process scheduled on a regular basis?
When you take a backup copy of your business data, it is important to ensure that it is occurring on a regular basis. This could be run manually or automatically, daily, weekly, or monthly – it just needs to be performed regularly. This is only applicable if there is more than one person in your company sharing access or you have external users accessing your data. More Information
1.1.4. Have you documented your Backup provider’s details on a central Service Register?
If you have a backup service provider (such as online or an external storage service), have you documented their details in a central place that is easy to access? It is usually in a dramatic circumstance that you need to get to these details as quick as possible. This could be an online system or a paper-based register. More Information