Charles creates weekly backups of his company’s code repository on flash drives. Company rules require him to then check these flash drives into a monitored facility to ensure they are not altered by anyone else.
Backups are a critical security control for any size organization. The larger the organization, the more important it is to have strict and comprehensive backup policies and procedures. Storage drives that get backed up, for example, will retain the data they stored unless special measures are taken to wipe that data. For that reason, old storage devices should either be wiped clean with special tools, or taken to a secure and monitored area to make sure nobody gains access to them.