New rules force a focus on data

    Date30 Aug 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    With so many other exciting technologies around to keep us interested, storage tends to get a raw deal. But although disks might seem boring to most of us, they form a crucial part of the system infrastructure and need to be included in any discussion of security. . . . If there is a dispute over an email sent last year, will you be able to locate it? Better make sure it's stored away safely. Ron Condon reports

    With so many other exciting technologies around to keep us interested, storage tends to get a raw deal. But although disks might seem boring to most of us, they form a crucial part of the system infrastructure and need to be included in any discussion of security.

    The reasons are obvious. If you cannot guarantee the security, availability and integrity of your data, then all other security measures are a waste of time.

    And the need for strong information security has never been greater. All the new regulations and legislation about corporate governance and privacy that we have seen introduced over the past couple of years demand that data is protected from unauthorized access, reflect the truth, and has not been altered either by accident or design.

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