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Michael Barker Co-Creator/Show Runner of American Dad

DriveSavers recovered critical data from Michael Barker’s, Co-Creator/Show Runner of American Dad, hard drive back in 2005. Check out this video from our archives.

Video Transcript

My name is Mike Barker and I’m the Co-creator and Showrunner of American Dad. And I also had a lot of all my business records, my accounting records for the last few years, all on that hard drive. So it was a nervous time for us. You got back everything that I had on that drive and you know, you guys sent it back on the disks and sent me back my old hard drive, which was also helpful because I was able to have Apple replace it with the warranty.

So you know, I saved a little money there, which was nice. Always, back up. Always. I know it’s annoying to back up, but if you’re like me and that lesson quickly fades and you run into trouble, I would definitely go to DriveSavers. You’re in great hands.

Mike Cobb, Director of Engineering and CISO
As Director of Engineering, Mike Cobb manages the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Department, including the physical and logical recoveries of rotational media, SSDs, smart devices and flash media. He also oversees the R&D efforts for past, present, and future storage technologies. Mike encourages growth and ensures that each of the departments and their engineers continues to gain knowledge in their field. Each DriveSavers engineer has been trained to ensure the successful and complete recovery of data is their top priority.

As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mike oversees cybersecurity at DriveSavers, including maintaining and updating security certifications such as SOC 2 Type II compliance, coordinating company security policy, and employee cybersecurity education.

Mike joined DriveSavers in 1994 and has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside.

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