Make sure that the backups of corporate data taken on external hard drives are stored off site for safekeeping
Ruchika Mishra, senior product marketing manager, WhiteHat Security:
All enterprises have a backup data protocol. Some companies, because of the nature of their business, are required by legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley act or HIPAA, to backup and archive their data. Whatever your backup method of choice may be, be it external hard drives, tapes, or flash drives, ship it off for offsite storage. Backup data left onsite may be rendered useless in the event of a disaster in the form of a fire, earthquake, or a burglary.