[ISN] Cloud computing is not always helpful in data recovery

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:36:00 -0600 (CST)

By Alice Lipowicz
March 24, 2010

Newer technologies such as cloud computing can be a boon for 
post-disaster recovery of data, but they don't always help much, Dennis 
Heretick, former chief information security officer for the Justice 
Department, said at a FOSE trade show session today.

"Cloud computing can provide more reliability, but that should not be 
assumed," Heretick said. How a specific cloud application fits within an 
agency's or company's disaster recovery strategy should be assessed by 
each organization individually, he added.

Overall, in the last five years, disaster recovery and business 
continuity planning have become easier and less costly because of the 
availability of automated electronic storage processes for critical 
data, Heretick said.

Even so, there are hurdles to overcome in developing and implementing a 
disaster recovery plan and process. Some of the main obstacles include 
the difficulty of obtaining management support for disaster recovery 
goals and identifying and obtaining support for roles for individuals to 
perform in executing the plan, Heretick said.


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