security pet peeve #4: the obvious need

There are a number of news publications and sites and posts that say things like, “organizations now need encrypted backups,” or “spam is out of control,” or “building a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.”
I get a little happy when I see something like that, I and read into the article only to realize it is just one of those “obvious need” articles. These articles are great for new topics, but far too often they are already old news topics and offer me nothing on how to actually perform lots of these functions. Too often, I get the feeling these are written by people who can complain about the problem, but really have no idea how to fix it, nor have had any experience in what the challenges may be in encrypted all backups or trying to implement and company’s first diaster recovery initiative.