Just for a moment suspend your understanding on how data storage mediums have increased in capacity during last quarter of a century or so. Imagine that we hit ‘peak storage technology’ with that plucky little device known as the 3.5” floppy disk drive.
Although they have now been long forgotten, with the exception that their icon is still mysteriously used for the save function in MS Office, or are used as ironic coasters in IT departments around the globe, these devices once held the most sensitive and valuable data that companies had.
One of the big challenges for all those in cyber security is to try and make the intangibility of vast quantities of data tangible, so that appropriate controls and mechanisms can be put in place to preserve and protect it. As almost everybody in middle to senior management today will have some recollection or awareness of a 3.5” floppy disk then it is a handy reference point for me to use in the following rather silly example – but please stay with me on this…
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