Network Protection is not an easy task. Constantly, there is news about some type of data breach or some problem somewhere because of computers. There are numerous approaches to take to ensure that your computer networks stay operational and protected from harm. I am happy to report that I learned one of the most important lessons about Computer Network Protection when I was a young child in Kindergarten.
The Lesson is from Matthew chapter 7 and the reason I remember it so vividly is because I was also taught a song to go with this story. (Little did I know at the time it would be a critical for my work 30 years later.)
One of our key data closets is in a building that is being remodeled and it is currently without a roof so we have gotten creative with protecting it. In addition to the plastic drop cloths attached to a make shift wall of old 2X4’s from what used to be the walls, we used sawdust to build a dam around the base. We didn’t build the dam though until it began to rain and the building began to turn into a swimming pool and the water started rising up around our closet. The key part to this song was and the floods came up. We had thought ahead for covering the equipment but we didn’t plan on the building filling with water. So as the rain came down we worked to push it out until we could build a protective dam for when the floods came up.
We only lost one power over Ethernet adapter from the rain, it was mounted to the only existing wall and the rain dripped down the back and electricity and water don’t get along very well. I guess there must be a second verse to that song about the rains coming down and the floods coming up that I never learned.