With public concern over lost and compromised data growing, the time is right to take another look at storage security best practices.
In your IT duties, perhaps you implemented some security procedures for Y2K, or are considering expanding the scope of your security operations in the light of Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or SEC requirements. You've collected lists and maybe filed them away, but now's the time to open the folder and take a look at what to practice and how to do it in the context of daily operations.
As an IT manager, your number one best practice is to tie every decision to your enterprise bottom line. Your number two best practice is to keep your enterprise data safe and secure, and given the potential cost of a security breach or data loss, the effect on your company's bottom line can be substantial.
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