Virtual Air Gap

Virtual Air Gap – A virtual air gap is where there is an electrically signalling connection to the storage drive but it is somehow logically separated from the end user’s own IT network so that it is invisible to it and its contents cannot be changed. This is less secure than a physical air gap, as an intermediary organisation is connected to the user’s network and could receive commands to alter a virtually air-gapped storage drive’s contents. See Air Gap entry.