TITLE

Storage security wake-up call

AUTHOR(S)
Oltsik, Jon
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Storage Magazine;Jul2005, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the significance of securing storage systems. The number of security breaches is far worse than vendors think. For every attack and breach reported, there are another four or five that people never hear about. The storage infrastructure is insecure and ripe for exploitation. In another Enterprise Strategy Group survey, 24% of companies experienced insider attacks in 2004. Users who see need for storage security and want to take action should first, start with a storage risk assessment. This means examining all of the processes and technologies for unlocked doors and open windows. Next, establish stronger controls. This goes hand-in-hand with the multitude of regulatory compliance mandates. Then, implement the appropriate security safeguards. Storage professionals should take note that storage security will never be free. Do not give vendors a free ride on storage security. It is also time for vendors to act before they find themselves dragged into security due to product liabilities or shrewd competitors who beat them to market. Every vendor should include security in the storage architecture. Understand where protection is needed and its impact on throughput and processes. They should also integrate security into products and services.
ACCESSION #
17705940

 

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