Thursday, May 17, 2007

Keep an Eye on Contractors

According to this article from Computer World, IBM has announced that, due to a "transportation incident" with one of its vendors, two tapes containing sensitive employment data have been lost. This is a particularly embarassing failure for IBM, because that company touts its own security and privacy services as a way to stay "one step ahead of hackers and other threats," though it should be a reminder for all companies that good data security isn't limited to internal systems, it involves taking responsibility for your data regardless of where (or with who) it is physically stored.

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