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10ZiG's Q3 is a non-intrusive hardware appliance that secures data at rest with encryption. Learn more about storage security with the resources below.

Storage Security Articles

6 Common Misconceptions about Compromised Backup Tapes
LTO4 with encryption on iSeries - Why it might not be what you expect.
Hardware vs. Software Encryption [pdf]
The Importance of Data Security
Best Practices for Choosing and Implementing a Storage Encryption Solution
What You Need to Know About Encryption With V6R1


Case Studies

Q3
A Spirit of Protection: SpiritBank Goes Beyond Regulations to Avoid a Data Loss Nightmare [pdf]


Whitepapers

Whitepaper: Best Practices for Securing Your Backup Data [pdf]
Whitepaper: Understanding PCI DSS
Whitepaper: Storage Security Tips for Financial Institutions
Whitepaper: Encryption Methods for Protecting Data [pdf]
Whitepaper: Best Practices for Choosing and Implementing a Storage Encryption Solution [pdf]
Whitepaper: What You Need To Know About Encryption with V6R1 [pdf]
Whitepaper: 6 Common Misconceptions about Compromised Backup Tapes [pdf]


Videos

iSeries expert Bob Cozzi shows how easy it is to recover iSeries backup data to a PC.

Video interview at COMMON with Martin Pladgeman on 10ZiG's Q3 Encryption Appliance..


Learn more about security breach laws in your state:
Security Breach State Laws [pdf]

Compliance:
HIPAA
Sarbanes-Oxley
California Senate Bill 1386
Gramm-Leach Bliley Act
PCI Data Security Standard


Storage Security Breach Headlines - click here for complete list:

Utah hospital billing records from over 2 million patients stolen
June 2008 – Backup tapes containing billing records of 2.2 million patients at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics were stolen from a vehicle after a courier failed to immediately take them to a storage center, authorities said Tuesday.

Stolen backup tapes compromise confidential data for thousands
June 2008 – Confidential tapes containing the personal and medical details of thousands of staff was stolen. The tapes contained highly sensitive information including details ranging from illnesses to home addresses. Thieves targeted a security van while it was transporting the tapes between offices to be backed up.

Backup tape containing 38,000 confidential patient health records lost
May 2008 – Confidential health records of more than 38,000 patients of the Isle of Wight's Sandown Health Centre have gone missing after a computer back-up tape was lost by a courier firm.

Tapes stolen containing patient info of 2.1 million
April 2008 – Computer tapes containing confidential information of 2.1 million University of Miami patients was stolen last month when thieves took a case out of a van used by a private off-site storage company, UM said Thursday morning.

HSBC loses customers' data disc
April 2008 – The HSBC banking group has admitted losing a computer disc with the details of 370,000 customers. The disc was lost four weeks ago after being sent by courier from the bank's life insurance offices in Southampton.

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services loses backup tape
March 2008 – BNY Mellon Shareowner Services "has notified about 3,500 individuals -- some of them Maryland residents -- that the company lost a box of computer data tapes last month storing personal information including names, Social Security numbers and possibly bank account numbers".

Ohio Plans To Encrypt After Data Breach
January 2008 – "After a backup tape containing sensitive information on 130,000 Ohio residents, current and former employees, and businesses was stolen from the car of a government intern in June, the state government just announced it plans to encrypt their backup data. It's estimated that the missing backup tape will cost Ohio $3 million. In September, the state docked a government official about a week of future vacation time for not ensuring that the data would be protected."

26 IRS Tapes Missing from Kansas City
January 2008 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Kansas City officials are searching for lost agency computer tapes that may have been missing for as long as two months. City officials and the IRS did not provide details on the number of taxpayers affected or what personal information was on the tapes.

230 retailers affected by data breach after tape lost
January 2008 – A backup tape containing in-store credit card information on 650,000 retail customers is missing. GE Money USA, which manages in-store credit programs for many U.S. retailers, first realized that the tape was missing from an Iron Mountain Inc. storage facility in October. 

Dormitory Authority hunts missing backup tapes
December 2007 – Data tapes containing Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses for up to 800 current and former employees of the state Dormitory Authority are missing. Backup tapes are sent offsite, but a recent shipment envelope was found damaged and open and the tapes were not inside.

Theft of personal data more than triples this year
November 2007 – More than 162 million records have been reported lost or stolen in 2007, triple the 49.7 million that went missing in 2006, according to USA TODAY's analysis of data losses reported over the past two years.

West Virginia security breach affects 200,000 employees
October 2007 – West Virginia officials are alerting 200,000 past and current members of three health insurance programs that a computer tape containing full names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and marital status was lost while being shipped via United Parcel Service.

Hartford Financial misplaces back-up tapes with personal data on policy holders
October 2007 – The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has notified about 237,000 policy holders of a potential compromise of their personal data. The warning followed the loss of three backup tapes containing the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers of customers of the company's personnel lines claims center.

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