Data Center Security is Still Flawed Says Sentry42

Hosting Reviews – UNITED KINGDOM – Sophisticated cyber-attacks like last year’s stuxnet worm grab the headlines and trigger massive investment in anti-virus software but the chief threat to data center security today remains ‘physical’ according to Alex Rabbetts of Norwich-based colocation specialists, Sentry42. “Over half of the data security breaches in the UK this year will be the result of direct physical attack or theft from the data center. The reality of our day-to-day enemy is not the international cyber terrorist gangs – it is more likely to be a disgruntled employee or petty criminal breaking in and stealing to order.” “The lesson for data owners is clear – security needs to be professionally managed and this often means having it hosted in a specialist facility which has invested in substantial physical security.

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