How Come So Few Backups Were Encrypted?
from the good-question dept
While there have been a variety of ways that companies and institutions “lost” sensitive data over the past few months, one of the more common ones were situations where backup data “went missing.” This is worrisome for a variety of reasons, but some people are finally asking how come this sensitive data wasn’t encrypted? It’s bad enough that the data wasn’t protected and watched over to make theft or loss more difficult, but to then leave the data unencrypted just seems to make the problem worse. Seems like yet another case where companies that had our data just didn’t think it was worth the extra money to really protect it.