Got all your old cyber materials securely deposited in the landfill’s trash? Don’t bet on it. Dr. Guy Bunker writes on the Clearswift cyber protection blog about an ET game for Atari (remember back then?) being found in a New Mexico landfill. And then there’s the story of artwork that Andy Warhol made on floppy disks 30 years ago being found.
The lessons, Dr. Bunker says, are to have an explicit process for the disposal of computer disks – one akin to running them through the shredder you use for disposing of paper documents. Don’t take chances with your office’s security – whether your information’s on paper, metal or plastic.