I have no idea how the fortune cookie company managed to squeeze onto so tiny a strip of paper all that sage advice—especially that last bit about daily data backup.
OK, just joking about the fortune cookie, but truthfully it is foolhardy to slack off on backing up data pertaining to your clients, cases, and business operations.
Daily incremental backup is essential considering how ridiculously easy it is to lose data to theft, malicious attack, human error, system malfunctions, or natural disaster.
Consequently, the longer you let data backup slide, the greater your potential for peril.
What kind of peril? Oh, I dunno. Like maybe the derailment of cases that were chugging merrily along toward victory until everything related to them suddenly vanished off your computers. Or like maybe your formerly happy clients demanding your head on a spike (or at least enough compensation for lawyer malpractice to make your firm go belly up).
As I’ve warned in previous posts, the data in your possession is sensitive and therefore must be aggressively protected. That’s a fiduciary duty you owe your clients. No escaping that.
Daily incremental backing up is the stupidly simplest way to protect that which you are charged with safeguarding.
Who am I kidding? I know that daily data backup can be a pain because it is after all a chore. That’s one of the reasons I developed BobaGuard, the turnkey cybersecurity suite for lawyers. Among many other things, it automatically handles daily incremental backing up of your 365 or G-Workspace data so you never have to give it a second thought. Check it out here.