Just about every week, an announcement is made that a new data breach may possibly affect thousands of people. Every once in a while (although somewhat rare) a breach can affect millions. While it’s true that companies are doing a better job of protecting personally identifiable information, there’s still much room for improvement. Too many companies are making data safety assumptions that just aren’t true. Didn’t anyone ever tell you about assumptions?
Earlier this month, it was announced that a hospital in Oregon experienced another data breach. And it wasn’t the first time for this hospital; Prior data leaks have occurred due to stolen and exploited employee devices. This breach, however, was attributed to data being stored in the cloud in an unsecured manner.
Now before everyone jumps on the “I knew the cloud wasn’t safe” bandwagon, let’s think this through. The cloud, for all intents and purposes, is as safe a place to store Continue reading »