Homeland Security So Confident In Own Abilities That They Have No Backups
from the backups?--we-don't-need-no-steeeenkin'-backups dept
While some organizations are having trouble keeping tabs on or adequately protecting backup data, it appears that the Department of Homeland Security has another solution: don’t create any backups at all. A new audit showed that the folks at Homeland Security really didn’t have in place many disaster recovery backup plans at all. And, of course, this is the organization whose job it is to tell all of us how to prepare in the event of an emergency. There are two ways to look at this. First, the Department of Homeland Security is so confident in its ability to protect this country and itself from any kind of disaster that no backup plan is needed. Alternatively, the Department of Homeland Security is a seriously screwed up bureaucracy that hasn’t put in place the most basic steps to protect its own systems while claiming to be able to tell us how to protect ourselves. Which one seems more likely? Based on this, our own fear advisory level appears to be reaching orange.