Jackie is the database manager for a large retail company in North America. Recently, there have been some error messages generated concerning errors and data inconsistency in the customer databases where the customer contact information and credit card information are kept. Jackie is leaving town for 2 weeks on a business trip. She is trying to decide whether to copy the databases to her laptop and troubleshoot the problems while away from the office.
Review the scenario and think about what Jackie needs to do.
Jackie is wondering if the database should be copied to her laptop and taken home. She needs to work on it during her vacation period. She is trying to weigh her options and use her risk/benefit analysis to decide if this is a safe solution.
In a 400-word essay, explain:
What are the risks of copying the database to the laptop and taking it home or on a trip? What are the chances that this data will be at risk? Given that this database contains customer contact information and credit card information, we cannot, at any cost, put this information in any kind of danger. On the other hand, if the database problems are not fixed, there may be more errors and data inconsistencies.