Federal data breach and cloud storage concerns remain major risk issues

By Sonian
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November 5, 2013
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The presence of personally identifiable information in state and federal agency databases continues to be a central concern of many private and public organizations. Government file depositories are managed and monitored by third party cloud storage entities that may not execute the right level of responsibility needed to properly manage information.

As Dark Reading stated, a recent study by MeriTalk showed that a preponderance of state and federal IT professionals felt their current application arrays were not capable of meeting best practices for cloud control and protection. The source stated further that security and threat landscapes were making the three-fourths of respondents to the survey express concern over online safety precautions exerted by their employers. What’s more, a similar percentage said mobile deployments and denial of service concerns were ongoing issues when it comes to safeguarding private information in government systems.

The Local added that the presence of security issues in the medical and healthcare industries remain the top problems among a rising number of entities. The source indicated that medical logs and health journals are at risk in public cloud storage systems, as these deployments are not properly administered. What’s more, security lapses and ongoing enforcement concerns are weakening business and federal infrastructure, making risks more apparent and easy to exploit.

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