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What a SAN break-in would look like

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Interesting question. If someone broke into your SAN to steal data they would have to connect up via a server. If you monitor your connections you would see that a server was added and removed. If they accessed the data through a currently configured and connected server, you may never know it happened.

To steal data that belongs to a particular server involves simple SCSI reads. If you have LUN security in your storage arrays, the only data able to be accessed would be the data that that server has access to inside the array.

Chris

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This was first published in October 2003

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