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Baltimore Reportedly Had No Data Backup Process for Many Systems
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10/2/2019 | 8:36:23 AM
Re: SysAd 101
It amazes me this type of thing occurs in our modern day where you KNOW it (ransomware/trojan/etc.) will eventually hit you. I mean seriously, it's going to happen. Everyone should know that (and be prepared) by now. All it takes is someone to make a mistake opening something they should not be once and its game over.

I honestly cannot see why it is so difficult to at least test backups bi-annually (preferably quarterly.) There is no excuse for not testing backups, and not just your data (test firewall, router, switch, AC config, etc.)

At least a bi-annual test to show everything was backed up would have put (at most) the city in past by at most 6 months or so (instead of losing large parts of their data entirely.)

 

 
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10/1/2019 | 7:57:54 AM
SysAd 101
This is basic stuff.  Once the mess is sorted out, heads should roll... and not just the PFY or BOFH.  This strategy should have been directed from the top.  Always backup your systems and test the backups.


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