Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery:

May, 2018


May 31, 2018  10:59 PM

Okay, Working at Upguard Must be the Best Job Ever

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security, Storage

Configuration is hard. At least, that’s the conclusion to draw from a recent storage security issue where the Los Angeles County hotline number, 211, was storing many of the records regarding its hotline calls in the cloud....

May 26, 2018  9:50 PM

It Slices! It Dices! It Julienne-Fries Your Hard Disk Drive!

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

There is such a thing as a device specifically intended to destroy a hard disk drive. TIL. In fact, there’s actually a number of such devices. This isn’t just degaussers and so on that are intended to wipe the data from the hard disk drive itself through magnetism (or de-magnetism, as the...


May 21, 2018  9:37 PM

CFO Found Guilty in HP-Autonomy Case

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Autonomy, HP

OMG. Can our long international nightmare be over? HP won a criminal case against Autonomy, the e-discovery vendor it bought in 2011 for more than $10 billion, of which it...


May 16, 2018  7:53 AM

Another Court Rules Against Warrantless Cellphone Border Searches

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security

Yet another court has ruled that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents have to have some sort of probable cause to search people’s electronics. The Fourth Circuit has now agreed. The Department of Homeland Security has said in the past that it is entitled to broad powers of search within 100...


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