If your device is infected by a virus or accessed by a hacker, your data may be damaged, deleted, stolen or even held to ransom. This means you won’t be able to access it. Therefore safeguard your most important data by backing up to a secure external hard drive or storage system based in the Cloud.

You should also ensure you regularly test your back-ups and, if you are saving confidential data off-site e.g. in the Cloud, follow all appropriate data protection measures and government standards and guidance that relate to health and social care organisations.