Backup tapes can't be neglected

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Backup tapes can't be neglected

In 2005, storage security losses frequently garnered a storm of media attention, with one organization losing computer backup tapes with personal information on current and former employees. In another instance, a financial services organization lost several backup tapes, with records detailing the financial information of government employees because an overnight shipping company lost their tapes.

These incidents drive home the need for more effective storage security practices, especially as it relates to backup tapes that leave or reside outside corporate data centers. The heightened scrutiny and concern over corporate losses of consumer data stems from a dramatic rise in consumer ...

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