Security lessons from Katrina
In the waning days of August, a massive category 5 hurricane devastated the gulf coast of the United States, particularly devastating the city of New Orleans. In addition to the estimated $50 billion in property damage, clean-up and reconstruction costs, and the hundreds of likely dead, and tens of thousands displaced, the hurricane and its aftermath have disrupted businesses throughout the southern United States. From this disaster, there are a few lessons IT staff, and IT security staff, as well as senior management should learn. The sad thing is that many won't take these lessons to heart.