// Dispersive SANs (Storage Area Networks)
Corporate espionage is alive and well in the 21st century. Currently, hackers are infiltrating and stealing corporate data - including credit card numbers. Thousands of Americans are having their identities stolen every year. And where is all this information coming from? From those companies that we deal with every day.
Remember Sony Playstation's network?
On April 26, 2011, MSNBC reported, "Sony warned subscribers that credit card numbers may have been stolen along with nearly 80 million records from its worldwide PlayStation online network."
To be fair, companies are spending millions of dollars annually to secure their data; whether it be the primary or backup data storage. However, the technology that is currently available is not sufficient to stop those who are determined to breach other companies' networks.
Fortunately, Dispersive SANS (storage area networks) has a new technology that makes it virtually impossible for hackers to breach a network and get any kind of usable data from it. Imagine a paper file cut into three strips with scissors. And each "slice" is put in a different safe to keep it secure. Hence, each slice, on its own, is not very useful or coherent. That is what Dispersive SANS can do with your electronic files. It "slices" it up, encrypts each "slice", and then stores it on separate devices, which also have their own security protocols. And when an individual, with the right "key", wants to access the file, it decrypts each "slice", and reintegrates the file for access. Hence, if one device is hacked, the slices found would literally be unintelligible. They would need to hack into each device, find the corresponding "slices", decrypt each one, and then they would need the""key" to reintegrate the file for viewing. Currently, nothing comes close to the type of security that Dispersive SANs offers