Tag Archives: Data Loss

Personal Information of 500,000 Students Left Unsecured

A PC hard drive containing personal information of more than 500,000 student loan recipients was left unsecured for extended periods of time by government employees and was not protected by a password or encryption.
Thankfully this wasn’t in the UK, but stories like this are far too common and unnecessary with today’s technology.

Read the full story here http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/lost-hard-drive-with-student-loan-data-lacked-password-protection-1.1744884

The 4 most common mistakes by IT administrators that lead to data loss

The 4 most common mistakes by IT administrators that lead to data loss are:-

Cover point 1 correctly and you help
protect yourself against 2,3 and 4

1. Failure to backup properly

2. Failure to keep the system security up to date

3. Administrators deleting data that is still in use to help space on servers

4. Allowing users to access files that they shouldn’t have access too.

Cover point 1 correctly and you help protect yourself against 2,3 and 4