When storing files it is important to:
Storage options at George Mason
Determine what data will be backed up and the backup schedule.
Personal Backup and Recovery (George Mason, IT Security Office)
Rule of Three. Keep three copies of your files. One of the copies should be off-site. For example, one file on your computer, a second copy backed up to an external hard drive, and a third copy off-site.
3-2-1 Backup Before It's Too Late (GradHacker)
Questions to consider:
When working with sensitive data, IT security practices must be followed. George Mason's IT Security Office has published guidelines and policies.
Please review George Mason's policies and procedures carefully.
Basic security guidelines:
Data Security Best Practices (UK Data Centre)