Data Pours from Cloud—And ‘The Enemy is Us’

November 6, 2017


Accenture, Verizon, Dow Jones and Deep Root Analytics are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the millions of private records and sensitive enterprise data exposed on cloud backends this year. And the problem is getting worse not better.

“The enemy is us,” said Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at UpGuard. “We are bringing this on to ourselves.”

He said epidemic of unsecured private data stores in a majority of cases is caused by user misconfigurations on public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure cloud services, IBM Bluemix and the Google Cloud Platform.

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