Shakespeare once asked “what’s in a name?” Call a rose something else and it would still smell as sweet, he argued.
But over the decades, the answer to his question has often been “quite a lot.”
Some IT staffers, he says, treat IT problems and security incidents the same way. Wrong. Security incidents can bring down an organization. IT problems – an app doesn’t work, Internet access has been cut, PCs are slow – can be fixed. They need to be fixed fast, but there’s no need for panic.
But if corporate secrets are stolen, if there’s been a loss of confidential personal data then someone better light a fire under the pants of the security team.
“The difference between IT issue resolution and security incident response is huge and unambiguous,” writes Churakin.
Understanding how IBM Spectrum Protect enables hybrid data protection
Abdicating your company’s data protection responsibilities to the first cloud solution provider you encounter is just as unwise as doing nothing at all to leverage the cloud. On the other hand, it can be a wise decision to investigate what results you might achieve by choosing a backup technology that is capable of supporting a hybrid protection approach capable of covering both on-premises technology and offsite cloud capabilities.