I gained a deep understanding of “disaster recovery” in the best situation imaginable. I was a programmer/analyst for Northern Trust Bank, and for two years worked diligently on our “Y2K” disaster preparedness plan. To say the least, banks cannot afford to lose their data. The fear surrounding Y2K gave me an almost unlimited budget and access to endless resources.
Let’s face it, the internet has an absolutely hypnotic effect on people. Many employees sit at an internet-connected computer all day. Only the most disciplined can steadily do their work and keep from straying into endless internet abyss.
They don’t call it the World Wide “Web” for nothing!
Many organizations lock out popular websites through centralized network controls and filtering. There are two basic ways of accomplishing this. An on-premises hardware device such as a barracuda web filter will give you lots of lock-down controls on web surfing. The second option is software that sits on each employee’s computer, again pretty much providing the same web-surfing “handcuffs.”