Digital Reflections on 9/11 and Document Retention, Protection
Recently, a good friend and I were reminiscing about our first meeting years ago and the events that have transpired since.
At the time I was working for a large international telecomm firm in the network security space and had been tasked with working with the local FBI office to help promote a collaborative effort between government and private industry called Infraguard as way to secure our nation’s critical national technology infrastructure (hence “Infraguard”).
As individuals in society, as well as employees in businesses, we have become so enamored with technology and our digital world, I fear we are all very much at risk from significant data loss due to poor disaster recovery planning and backup should the unthinkable ever occur.
Those potential electronic losses – whether it be personal in nature such as photos and videos of family or financial loss of long term records now that we have adopted e-statements for almost everything or something as simple as our apps on our smartphones – we have really set ourselves up for a lot of headache and pain if we are not taking steps to protect these “electronic assets” just like we do our personal and tangible physical assets.