by Daniel M
The article that i read was about data recovery and how safe it really is. The article talks about how 85% of large companies use third party companies for data recovery services and how 39% of them have used the service within the last week of when the article was written. The article then goes on to talk about how 87% of the same companies have experienced a data breach within the last 2 years and 21% of those data breaches were when the hard drive was in the hands of the third party data recovery service. This is a scary fact because companies are trusting their confidential data to another company in order to recover their data and while these third party companies have their hard drives data is being stolen. The article then goes on to talk about how what if you use a cloud service to back up your data and the cloud service has a server crash. Now this company has to pay a third party company to recover their data which includes your data. Do you trust the company that they chose? and what happens if you don’t, you can’t get you r data back?
I found this article interesting because it is something that i had never really thought about. I use a cloud service to back up all of my computers at home. What happens if their server goes down? who are they going to use to recover the data? What i also am curious about is would they contact me to tell me that their data has been breached? I think this is something that we all need to be aware of in the IT industry. we all need to be cautious of who we trust our data to. This is also why i think that onsite and offsite storage is a good idea. For the most part you can recover any of your data from an onsite storage system unless that system has a failure and in that case you have no choice but to trust a data recovery service.
Rubenking , N. (2012, January 10). Are data recovery services safe?. PC Magazine, Retrieved from http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/hard-drives/292619-are-data-recovery-services-safe