Health Sciences & Medicine
Pages 3 (753 words)
In 2011, the firm claims to have lost some computer encoded backup tapes, which were been stored in the company’s facility based in Wilmington. The ultimate consequence was the loss of huge…
of social security numbers, names, bank account information on direct deposit, information on insurance, addresses, medical treatment data and the date of births.
Due to alterations in computer systems in the year 2004 the computer encoded tapes were kept in locked cabinets. Nemours says it lost the computer tapes during the period of remodelling its facility, which took place in August 10, 2004. It could have prevented loss of data by tagging the cabinets and put them in a register containing the name of the person who did the tagging, where they kept the cabinets and at what time, thus this could bring to accountability of the workers who did the tagging process and easy traceability of the cabinets. The cabins could also be moved to one single location in order to avoid tampering by the workers during the renovation process.
In order to prevent data from being compromised and lost, the right security measures should be put in place. In specific, there should be data recovery policy to respond effectively and swiftly to security breach. Moreover, there is need to appoint personnel who will be responsible in ensuring data quality data maintenance. In addition, strong procedures, rules and well-trained staff who are reliable should also be put in place in order to minimize data loss. Lastly, security measures should be organized and designed according to the data’s composition (Liu & Kuhn, 2010).
Due to numerous information loss, there also exists numerous ways of taking precautions to prevent data loss, for example, numerous power circuits with a generator and battery backup can only prevent loss of information emanating from power failures. Likewise, redundant array of independent disks storage and the journal filing system only prevent data loss arising from specific hardware and software failures. Consistent backup of information are a significant asset when trying to recover from loss of data. Nevertheless, they do not curb system failures and user ...