Destroy the Hard Drive to Protect the Data
With the onslaught of winter and the prospect of snow coming once again, I was lamenting our family’s recent summer vacation to San Diego and my fascination with watching the ocean rolling in over the beach during the course of a day – and being fascinated with the waves washing away the tell-tale traces of footprints left in the sand from my kids.
I remember thinking wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply wash away all the garbage from our lives and simply start clean each day with a fresh clean view of our own personal beach.
Needless to say, I am a bit concerned to think of all the businesses and industries – credit unions included – served by these large hardware organizations that each have potential risks every time one of their drives fails as well.
Now factor in the ever-growing world of cloud storage and the massive arrays that house any and every kind of data out there and you begin to see why this might be a little disconcerting.