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Data Breaches are buzzing: WikiLeaks, McDonald’s, Walgreens, Twitter
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By Erik Small - 201 views

Lately, there has been much buzz about data security and how files are transmitted or transfered securely from one location to another. We have the WikiLeaks issue, where much of the classified data was obtainable by people that should never had access. Check out Frank Kenney’s thoughts on the WikiLeaks matter, VP of Strategy at Ipswitch File Transfer.

Kenney quotes: “Of the hundreds of thousands of tables that have been reportedly sent to Wikileaks, some news agencies are reporting over 3 million individuals have access.  Let’s put that into perspective.  If one of the world’s largest financial institutions decided to give 3 million individuals access to Social Security numbers, bank accounts and credit card numbers that financial institution would be run out of business and subject to fines, penalties and the mundane congressional hearing.  It just doesn’t happen.”

And just this morning, news of breaches from MAJOR companies: McDonald’s, Walgreens and Twitter, where email addresses and personal account information have been accessed.  

It’s a reminder to consider the software, processes and access controls you have put in place to secure your important data, whether it’s at home or in the workplace.

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