Saturday, June 16, 2007

Backup copy? In the garage

I don't know which is more disturbing about this article- This paragraph:
"Under protocol in place since 2002, a first backup storage device is kept at a temporary work site for a state office along with the computer system that holds all the employee information, and a second backup device is given to employees on a rotating basis to take home for safekeeping, officials said."

Or this:
"In the Ohio case, Dawn Rice, an employee in the state Senate clerk's office, wasn't that bothered that sensitive information was being transported in cars on inexpensive equipment.
"I think it's not that big of a deal," she said. "The person who stole it would really have to know what he's doing."

I guess Dawn must be betting that the folks on the identity theft side are no better at reaching their goals than the people charged with data protection at fulfilling their responsibilities.
Link to complete article on Yahoo

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