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5 Things Every Business Should do to Protect its Data


For a couple of weeks in June, the Air Force thought it had lost 100,000 investigation records dating back to 2004. According to reports, the Air Force’s Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS) database became corrupted, and because of how the data was backed up, there was initial concern that those records couldn’t be recovered. As the Air Force and the contractor that operates the ACTS database both scrambled to find a solution, they turned to outside help, which eventually allowed them to recover the files. This is the kind of close call that no organization should ever have to deal with. Unfortunately, many view data protection and backups (not to mention system recoverability) with complacency – a disaster will never strike their organization. Others balk at the cost of achieving and maintaining disaster recovery (DR) readiness, which can be tough to budget especially when organizations have constantly growing data and have