On Thursday I met with Jon Toigo in Washington DC for a few hours. We discussed many subjects, but most of our time was spent discussing security and the lack of common sense in the industry. Vendors are focused on their technical solutions when selling to customers and sell security as if it were some magic software, and yet they sell their storage equipment with every cabinet keyed alike. Would you put your most valuable possessions in a bank where all safety deposit boxes had the same key? Of course not!
Ronald Reagan said ‘Trust but Verify’, it is good advice for customers involved in the data storage and data security business today.