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Watch your backup

When thinking about technology principles, one tends to ponder the bold profundities of Moore’s Law. But if you work in an IT department, you are more apt to relate to Murphy’s Law, because what can go wrong usually will go wrong. Certainly, this is true with information security. Even if you do everything right–configure the firewall, update antivirus signatures, patch servers–one little mistake can mean an infected server and a full system restore. But can’t information technology always restore the system from tape? After all, we might assume, we’ve been backing up to tape for dozens of years, so backup/restore processes and technology must be rock solid. Bad assumption. Backup/restore still remains far from a sure thing. Full Story

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