Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Recent high profile tape-thefts

The recent spate of revelations from companies that backup tapes containing over 2 million customer details have been lost has pointed out the fact that organizations may need to reconsider their backup policies and procedures.
One poll of 400 companies found that more than 60% do not encrypt any of their backup data and that just 7% encrypt all their backup data. Another problem is that the job of making backup tapes tends to fall to those ranking low on the IT department scale of importance, which increases the possibility that they could be bribed.

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