Never mind hacking – just slip the IT guy a few quid!

Published on: 17/09/2018

Here’s an illuminating article being published by the Wall Street Journal.

If you want to get your hands on some serious data concerning your clients or competitors or??? you don’t need to mess around with hacking.  Just buy the data from the individuals who work at the data centres where it is being hosted!

A lot of effort has been put into cyber security and GDPR recently, with the intention of protecting your users and their personal data.  But what about your organisations data?  The Wall Street Journal is exposing that it is possible to simply buy it from the people who physically manage it!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that people working in data centres are able to access data held on servers / backups.  And that data held on “the cloud”, in some far flung data warehouse, is so physically disconnected from you that data centre staff might take the chance.  So, does the Wall Street Journal article make you;

  1. Relieved that the example exposed by the Wall Street Journal is being addressed OR
  2. Worried that you might be susceptible?

Hosting data in the cloud data centres is a risk that is going to be difficult to monitor yet is easily mitigated ... by NOT hosting in the cloud data centres!  Just a thought!