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William K.
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Re: And one more very real threat possibility
William K.   3/25/2014 2:44:13 PM
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Good to know, when a rack-level attack is so very cheap and easy.

GregoryBreads
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Re: And one more very real threat possibility
GregoryBreads   3/25/2014 2:34:09 PM
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I couldn't agree more!  Using a system, such as E-LINE by DIRAK, to prevent intrusion, monitor in real time, and retroactively audit access at the individual rack level is a vital component to a complete data security plan.

 

Thanks for your comment!

GregoryBreads
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Re: Better be SAFE than SORRY!
GregoryBreads   3/25/2014 2:30:14 PM
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It is always a good practice to take control of your data protection needs!  Unfortunately, this just isn't feasible for all companies.  No matter what though, staying informed of the threats and ways to prevent them (whether yourself or by a 3rd party host) is key! 

 

Thanks for your post!

William K.
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And one more very real threat possibility
William K.   3/25/2014 10:15:41 AM
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My brother pointed out how simple it would be to add a wireless link device to many of the wiring closets found in many buildings, since the IT folks seem to leave the door open for extended periods of time. Just plug an ethernet cable into an open hub port and put the link device up above the dropped ceiling where all of the cables go, and plug in the wall-wart that powers the unit. The rest of the hacking can be done from a nearby location without any risk of discovery, and the entire network can be explored at leisure. All for an investment of perhaps $20 and two minutes time. And if the device is discovered it is not traceable if the warranty card has not been sent in or registered. 

One more addition to the security breach nightmare.

Daniyal_Ali
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Better be SAFE than SORRY!
Daniyal_Ali   3/25/2014 3:25:09 AM
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Nice share Gregory. I am also not a fan of cloud storage as it is more vulnerable to the identity thefts. A separate offline system must be managed within each firm to ensure proper safety of the data, especially for the firms dealing with large databases. It's better to avoid the online storage systems, no matter how secure they are, for the storage of crucial data.



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