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    1. Leverage the Cloud for Safe Storage
    Ensuring that vital data is safe during an emergency takes precedence in any disaster recovery plan. The cloud is the perfect DR backup solution for schools because it is often cheaper than emergency storage options.

    “Leveraging the cloud for DR saves costs compared with traditional methods because compute and network resources are consumed only during an actual event,” writes Neil Bright, a research scientist and chief high performance computing architect at Georgia Institute of Technology, on EdTech.

    Bright does caution that IT teams should consider the physical location of a cloud provider. If it’s located in a different geographic area from the school, it likely won’t be hit by the same weather.

    Acronis Backup to Cloud is one option for a DR software that is intuitive for IT staff. It’s also versatile, since it can capture pretty much anything a school needs from operating systems and applications to specific program data or other folders.

    2. Invest in Technology that Protects
    Some companies have taken disaster proofing so seriously that they have created storage servers that are nearly indestructible. For example, ioSafe, a resilient storage provider, recently released the Server 5, which includes systems that can withstand 30 minutes of direct flame and spend three days underwater.

    “Server 5 was designed to help organizations faced with increasing demands and limited resources to better protect their data, and can be used to build a complete disaster recovery and business continuity solution that ensures data is 100 percent protected and can be restored anywhere, anytime with or without an internet connection,” said Robb Moore, ioSafe CEO, in a DatacenterDynamics article.

    Other companies, such as Turtle, have created waterproof and fireproof storage cabinets perfect for data centers.

    3. Back Up More Than Your Data
    While data can be backed up efficiently on the cloud, other precautions in the physical data center space can boost operability during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or blizzard. Data Center Knowledge suggests that IT staff make sure their physical data center is connected to a backup generator.

    “Hurricanes or large storms don’t typically wipe out infrastructure, but they can cause widespread power outages for significant periods of time,” writes Clayton Costello, operations manager at CK Power, in the article.

    Costello also recommends that IT staff make sure the backup generator is serviced regularly so it will operate without a hitch.

    4. Think Outside of Tech for Recovery
    For Beaverton School District in Oregon, one of the most vital components of its DR plan has nothing to do with technology.

    As part of its holistic backup approach, the district created a big, red binder containing the backup plans for every department in the district. These binders, along with a flash drive of the same information are kept safely in the homes of school leaders.

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    Detect advanced malware and close security gaps
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    1. Ability to create policies around all your information which enforces tighter security between applications running across data centers, segments applications between various business entities, and applies an overall white-list model to the entire data center.

    2. Automatically enforce a dynamically created policy in the hosts, no matter where they’re deployed – on premise, in the cloud, or a combination of the two.

    3. Monitor the system to make sure the policies that are in place are, in fact, enforced and more important, see who is trying to work around those policies to create security breaches within your data center.

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    Data center security is the set of policies, precautions and practices adopted to avoid ... Physical security is needed to protect the value of the hardware therein.

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    I would have to say some of the answers here are more set towards hardware specific and not data center specific.

    These are two totally different things.
    A Data center is a building so data protection minus security of physical access is the only data protection that should be needed.

    1. Building security is #1
    2. Access control, who is able to enter the area.
    3. Locking cages, and locking racks. This is something we typically provide such as our New York data center we have our own suites or cages inside of data centers which provide an extra layer of security and protection.
    4. Security cameras, this typically is recorder and stored on and offsite. Normally you will want at least 30-90 days of storage on this.
    5. biometrics and facial recognition should be deployed so that someone with a stolen keycard can't access the data center.
    6. Backup power with generators and UPS's along with redundant networks.

    Those and a few more I'm sure I've missed are great ways to protect the physical data center itself.

    If we are talking about data itself that's stored on servers this we could write a whole book on!

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    10 Tips to Protect the Data Center.
    Identify and Quickly Address System Failures.
    Imbed Security Throughout the Data Center.
    Know Where Your Gates Are.
    KVM Switches Must Have Security Built In.
    Consider How Your Devices Communicate.
    Understand What You Have.
    Find and Close Your Open Ports.

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    Here are some of the critical components and their special security requirements.
    Physical Security of DC
    Restricting Access
    Securing your Data
    Network security
    Server security

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    MVNO Consulting

    Get physical — control physical access to the data center. ...
    Establish secure zones in the network. ...
    Lock down servers and hosts. ...
    Scan for application vulnerabilities. ...
    Coordinate communication between security devices for visibility into data flows.

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    The best way to protect your data is by using biometrics. Biometric technologies are rapidly becoming a part of the daily life of people around the world. Through integration with mobile devices, many of us interact with some form of biometric authentication daily. If you want to learn more about biometrics trends access
    Last edited by Ikaykel; 03-05-2021 at 09:47 AM.

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    The physical characteristics of a secure data center first starts with the design and location. Secure data centers are usually built in an area that is limited in acess.

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    Intrusion detection systems, IP address monitoring, and firewalls are some of the most helpful tools to protect your data center from outside breaches and ensure its security.”

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