Internal risks a growing concern for data security

By Sonian
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September 17, 2013
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With cloud storage becoming standard practice in the business world, the security of sensitive data is a growing concern for many enterprises. Recent reports indicate the significance of internal threats in addition to those coming from external sources.

According to Reuters, personal data has been hacked from millions of German Vodafone customers, including names, bank account numbers and addresses. The identity of the hacker remains unknown, but the culprit is thought to be closely involved with the company.

“This attack was only possible with the utmost criminal energy,” Vodafone is reported to have said, “as well as insider knowledge, and happened deep within the IT infrastructure of the company.”

A recent survey by harmon.ie shows that almost 50 percent of workers used cloud functions forbidden by their employers even though nearly all of them knew that such usage was against company policy. 

In light of concerns raised about the current lack of verification for cloud service, internal data security will be a concern for enterprises in the near future. As more and more organizations adopt cloud based operations, they will need to take care to build a secure data environment with their employees and users.

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