Though the cloud offers businesses the opportunity to meet their computing needs with greater scalability, flexibility and cost effectiveness than ever before, it also requires new approaches to data security.
Have you lost track of the number of data breaches that have taken place in 2015? Before the year draws to an end, it’s nearly a certainty that there will be more, and that they will be high profile.
According to Wikipedia, “in 2014, $50.9 billion was spent during the 4-day Black Friday weekend”. People are eager to jump on the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! What else comes with these amazing sales? Thieves and cybercriminals! They prey on the uninformed organizations that keep their guard down, ready to steal your customer’s credit card information!
On November 24th, 2014 a group of hackers calling themselves “The Guardians of Peace” or the “GOP” leaked large amounts of data from Sony entertainment’s internal servers.
I just read an article from eWeek that focused on how common data breaches are in the healthcare industry. OK, I said to myself, but then given my inquisitive nature at times, I typed in “healthcare data breaches” on one of leading search engines and voila!