Are my photos really safe? A Quiz: Are My Photos Really Safe? There are no right or wrong answers here! Just pick the answer that best fits where you are TODAY. Not where you want to be.At the end, you will get your results and an action plan based on your scores.There are four levels: Novice, Beginner, Proficient, ExpertOnce you get the basics down - you can quickly move to Expert status!!! Let's get started... CONCEPTS/KNOWLEDGE: How well do you understand the concepts and knowledge of the workflow required to successfully create a photo backup?I have full understanding of backup practices and what is needed to be complete a successful backup.I understand most aspects of backup practice.I have a very basic understanding of backup practices and do not understand how the pieces fit together.I do not know what steps are needed to complete a photo backup. EQUIPMENT: Do you have the knowledge of required technology and equipment needed to complete a successful photo backup program?I have a working knowledge and understanding of equipment and technology required to complete a successfu backup. I either own the equipment needed or am aware of what I need to get.I have a fairly good understanding of backup devices but do not understand how to choose the best equipment and technology.I have read about backup options but have not taken any action to secure what I need. for a back up.I have no idea what equiment or technology is needed for creating a backup. COLLECTION VAULT: Do you have a centralized location that houses all digital photos, including printed photos that have been scanned (digitized)?All of my photos are stored in a centralized collection vault. This includes digitized (scanned) print photos.My digital photos are stored in a centralized location, but my print photos have not been digitized and are stored in boxes, albums, etc.My photos are not stored in a centralized location and are only on original devices such as phone(s), tablets, computer, etc. Print photos are not digitized and are stored in various locations throughout my home.I have no order to my photos and am not sure where they are all stored! PLAN/STRATEGY: Do you have a plan to do routine photo backups that is executable, reproducible, repeatable and results in a proper and secure backup of photos?I routinely complete backups of my photos and do periodic testing to ensure all equipment is functioning correctlyI complete backups of my photos when I remember or after a big event. I assume that all hard drives, thumb drives, etc. are functioning correctly and do not do routine testing.I try to complete photo backups at least 3-4 times a year but do not do it routinely and consistently. I have never tested my equipment.I don't have a plan yet. BEST PRACTICE 3-2-1: How well do you follow the Homeland Security 3-2-1 recommendations?> Have 3 copies of your photos, > Have 2 copies stored on different media devices, > Have 1 copy stored offsite (away from your home which can include cloud storage)I have fully implemented the 3-2-1 backup strategyI have not implemented the 3-2-1 backup strategy. Great! You're engaging in a big step toward keeping your photos safe and secure!What's next?? Click the SUBMIT button to learn your results and get a doable action plan... Time is Up!