Protecting Backup Tapes

Security Focus has an article on the danger of backup tapes which has been a hot button issue for me over the past few months.
The author points out that you take the lowest paid guy in the I.T department (commonly known as a tape jockey) and place a backup tape with the entirety of the corporate data in his hands. If your company name is AOL or Ameritrade, or Bank of America you know what kind of trouble that can cause.