“Listen in” on an imaginary conversation between the evil genius Dr. Soong, from the Star Trek Picard series, and our hero Rick Arnold, of Arnold Consulting. What lessons you can you learn from an evil genius and the mistakes they make by not securing their computer network.
When I bring a new customer on, I explain that disaster recovery is like an insurance policy, and if you do it right you can recover 99% of the time. Wait…why do you say 99% of the time why not 100?
Well, it’s like this. Large Customers have computer Domains, and there are time limits on what they call Active Directory Objects. The time limit is 90 days, and this limit is imposed by Microsoft. What that means to a backup vendor like me is you can not restore an object older than 90 days, and why is that important.
It’s not just China that is doing the scanning, there are other countries involved as well, and they are not just targeting my IP address, but whole blocks of IP addresses. Individuals are very busy looking for vulnerabilities and open ports. Just a quick search through the web shows this is an issue.
Back in January, I wrote the article “What’s Wrong with having my data in the Cloud? I like it!” In that article, I was asking the question anymore?” n the meantime, people who own the Western Digital My Book Live Storage devices got an idea of what it is like to be without their data, unfortunately.