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Oct 27, 2007

Iron Mountain security failures continue

Iron Mountain Inc. is back in the headlines again - this time a customer's storage media went missing from an Iron Mountain truck when the driver "did not follow established company procedures when loading the container onto his vehicle".

The backup device belonging to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOFSA) contained thousands of names, birth dates and Social Security numbers. It was unencrypted - evidently LOFSA is "working on a plan to encrypt all backup data stored off site". It was also "in the process of developing our disaster and recovery plan, but [the loss] occurred before we could get it in place and establish it as a standard plan".