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    The news media seems to regularly report on organizations, government, and individuals who lose data storage devices such as hard drives or USB drives and other digital systems such as laptops, smart phones, etc.

    • What do you think is an organization's responsibility to ensure protection and proper destruction of any sensitive or personal information regarding employees, customers, etc.?
    • How do you dispose of sensitive automated information? Do you think this is sufficient to protect your information or that of your organization? Why or why not?
    • Discuss your understanding of how disk encryption can help protect data in case the hardware is lost or stolen.
    • Do you think this is enough to protect the data? Explain your answer.

    This is a discussion board posting. The questions could be addressed in paragraph format with approximately 3-4 lines in each paragraph. Thanks

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    All organizations have a responsibility to protect their sensitive information, especially that of their customers. This protection can come in many forms, such as password protection, data encryption, and records retention policies. My organization employs all three of these techniques. In general it is best to use all three in order to provide the maximum level of protection.
    We dispose of sensitive automated information by completely deleting files from our systems and inboxes, ...

    Solution Summary

    What do you think is an organization's responsibility to ensure protection and proper destruction of any sensitive or personal information regarding employees, customers, etc.? How do you dispose of sensitive automated information? Do you think this is sufficient to protect your information or that of your organization? Why or why not? Discuss your understanding of how disk encryption can help protect data in case the hardware is lost or stolen. Do you think this is enough to protect the data? Explain your answer.

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