Creating a Data Loss Incident Plan
Questions and recommendations for businesses to consider while building a data loss incident plan.
With more data than ever being stored on iPad and iPhone devices, there's a lot more risk involved when something goes unexpectedly wrong. Whether it's treasured family photos or crucial corporate data that can't be replaced, the risks associated with storing data on these devices can be substantial.
Of course, you can opt to store data in Apple's iCloud. But there are still plenty of instances where an Apple device might be physically damaged, or an update to the operating system might wind up corrupting a piece of data. In those cases, the folks at Kroll Ontrack want you to know that all is not lost.
The company is extending its data recovery service to include support for Apple devices. For $65 the company will do an assessment of your damaged device to determine whether the data can be recovered. If it can, then for a fee that ranges between $300 to $600, Kroll Ontrack will send that data back on a USB drive that you can then transfer back onto your favorite Apple gadget.
According to Troy Hegr, technology manager for Kroll Ontrack, the one thing that no one should assume is that data of any kind is permanently lost. Kroll Ontrack has recovered data from hard drives that were soaked in floods and systems that were recovered in a lake six months after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.
Compared to that, recovering a couple of gigabytes of data from even the most abused mobile computing device is child's play.