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9 Lessons From Utah Data Breach
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Bprince,
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7/1/2012 | 3:19:18 AM
re: 9 Lessons From Utah Data Breach
This breach could have been addressed as well by implementing simple best practices. A lack of firewalls, strong passwords, etc all played a part in this breach by leaving data exposed. Failure to do the basics and enforce policy is a serious problem.
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5/25/2012 | 9:56:46 PM
re: 9 Lessons From Utah Data Breach
I like your analogy that cybersecurity is the modern battlefront, and unlike in physical war, citizens are the virtual soldiers under attack by identity thieves. ItGs time for the States to understand that firewalls donGt keep the attackers out, and once they are in, both structured and unstructured data in the clear is at risk. In fact, many breaches are conducted from the inside. The StatesG battle plans should include data encryption, access controls, and secure key management. ItGs imperative that their defenses match the enemyGs firepower. @Cryptodd


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