To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity.
Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives were kept, cracked open a safe bolted to the floor and made off with the financial records of hundreds of the firm’s affluent clients: names, addresses, Social Security and driver’s license numbers, account information.
The lesson for Silversage and other small businesses is simple, said Daniel D. Sands, a managing partner at the firm: “It’s not a question of if you’re going to have identity theft. It’s a question of when — and are you prepared to deal with it?” Read the whole article
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William Prohn CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC
Bill oversees all aspects of information technology for the firm, and provides consulting services to a wide spectrum of Dopkins’ clients. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting and business information systems. His specific interests include creating meaningful, practical management information using computer technologies, and the security of business information and systems.