Protecting business assets takes better cloud storage protection

By Sonian
In Channel
November 6, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

There are many cases where companies can fall victim to data breaches and thefts through their own network security failings. These issues can be remedied when organizations are open to the potential that these errors occur and take the time to remedy them, but when companies persist in using bad protocols, it’s easy for problems to occur.

Experian has been a key instigator in recent data breach concerns regarding cloud storage security and information management. As InformationWeek stated, the company was recently at fault for selling its client data to a fraudster service in Vietnam that could exploit the insights to steal consumer identities. Despite the apparent insider threat, the fallout for this event can’t be tied back to the credit agency, as it does not technically own any of the user profiles it may have leaked.

Despite these kinds of concerns, consumers and corporations alike still make a majority of their private information easily and openly accessible. A study by Experian, the same firm responsible for the cloud control issue, found that most Internet users share personal data like names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, work and educational history with their social networks. These elements can help hackers assemble profiles on individuals, putting their privacy and personal cloud storage information at risk.

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