Processor magazine recently covered storage security, quoting me!
There’s a rising tendency to rely on technology to address storage-related security issues, but some experts feel that policymaking and employee awareness are similarly effective in keeping storage secure. Jame Ervin, product manager for DNF Security (www.dnfsecurity.com), says that employees are the first line of defense against data breaches.
“Many of the widely publicized security breaches involved a loss of physical control over the data—stolen laptops, missing backup tapes, and so on. In many cases, employees could have added an additional layer of protection with password-protected computers or backup tapes. Organizations should have a defined policy for access to data leaving the premises and for data inside the office and act accordingly,” Ervin says.