Former sysadmin sentenced for wrecking corporate servers

This story illustrates how many companies are still not ready to handle computer-related emergencies. A former system administrator removed critical operating system boot files. He reportedly wanted to cause "a small hickup", however "the company inadvertently caused more damage while trying to repair the situation."

There is no reason why missing boot files would have taken days to repair if the company had implemented appropriate incident response and business continuity plans. In my own home environment, I can be back up and running in less than 10 minutes should my entire operating system get trashed. Why can't a company do the same?

Former sysadmin sentenced for wrecking corporate servers

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