A recent human error led to hundreds of thousands of DNA records and data of criminal suspects being erased in Britain. This happened during regular housekeeping procedures on the computer and no back up in place. The policing minister said they are trying to recover the data but it can’t be guaranteed that criminal investigations won’t be impacted.
An example of why it is so important to have back ups!
British Columbia’s auditor general said the province has not been doing enough to protect its information technology from cyber attackers. The audit found that the ministries of finance, health and natural resources and much of the Ministry of Citizens’ Services did not have adequate cybersecurity practices to manage its IT assets. The 7 recommendations he made have been accepted by the B.C. government.