In 2020, the number of data breaches in the United States came in at a total of 1001 cases. Meanwhile, over the course of the same year, over 155.8 million individuals were affected by data exposures – that is, accidental revelations of sensitive information due to less-than-adequate information security. (Mar. 3, 2021)
There are a myriad of potential issues that could cause a loss of critical data. To name a few: fire, flood, local disaster, employee error, sabotage, equipment failure, disk crashes, accidental deletion, electrical surges or outages, data corruption, computer theft, ransomware, data theft, or electronic vaulting.