The easier it becomes to generate and safeguard a video or any other file, the greater the probability of it vanishing or becoming flawed. The more crucial the data, the higher the likelihood that its loss will catch your attention. The more challenging it is to replace, the more exasperating the ordeal becomes. We are all creators now, engaged in podcasting, video production, photography, and spreadsheet management, amassing a foundation of invaluable data along the way.
The software companies responsible for the tools we rely on urge their engineers to focus on numerous aspects, but seldom do they prioritize the creation of resilient storage systems that impeccably preserve the effort and dedication you invest in your data. They would like you to believe that effortlessly and seamlessly maintaining all your entrusted data is their forte, yet their true focus is predominantly on endeavors they consider more commercially lucrative.
Why? Because convenience, virality, and dazzle tend to yield greater profits than resiliency and dependability.
When this very site suddenly had 1,000 articles promoting online gambling due to my own negligence I came to realize the importance of firewalls and backups. If there’s even a one-in-a-thousand chance of your site being hacked, a file being corrupted or lost, mitigating the risk by erecting a firewall and storing data it in two locations, or simultaneously recording it on two systems reduces the chances of failure to one in a million. I will never be without a firewall, or backup protection again, and neither should you.
Here’s a little something to make you go…hmm!
If the OWASP states that code injection is consistently a top 10 concern, and a web application firewall (WAF) is the #1 way to prevent code injection then there should be no if, and’s, but’s, or maybe’s you must have a firewall, and backups for your data.
Consider yourself forewarned. Presume that the software company harbors significantly less concern for your work, your memories, or your reputation than you do.