It's obviously far more likely that aliens would attack the Earth and destroy California than a lot of the other disasters that have happened during the past few years. We've seen it happen a dozen times in the movies, so it seems a lot more realistic an expectation than the theory that a volcano in Iceland with an unpronounceable name would ground every plane in Europe. Twice.
But making sure you have so many contingencies covered lets you say data in the cloud is safer than anywhere else and give you the chance to rattle off the list of stats that really make the case you're trying to sell in customer meetings, one CISO to another:
Like, the one about how much corporate data still lives only on laptops (60 percent), how often laptops are stolen within the first year (one out of every 12), how many people admit losing flash drives with corporate data on them (60 percent).
"By putting the data in the Cloud and making it available anytime, anywhere, you don’t have to worry about these issues and user behavior starts to change," Feigenbaum said.
Somehow, it's possible there's more than one purpose even to the story about the stories Feigenbaum tells when he's either trying to motivate IT people to make the data more secure or convince customers how effectively he's done it.