Lessons Learned from the Verizon Data Breach

Earlier this week, over 14 million Verizon customers had sensitive user data associated with their Verizon accounts released into the wild.  A third-party vendor had stored the database on an improperly secured cloud server. While this unsecured server was located in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the data breach was determined to be a result of human error on the contractor’s part, not any inherent security vulnerability in the AWS cloud.

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The Convergence of Data Analytics and Security

A renewed sense of urgency to secure information, networks and electronic devices in order to thwart advanced hacking techniques loomed over the 2013 RSA conference floor in San Francisco. The harsh realization that traditional security measures simply don’t cut it anymore was confirmed by various keynotes and casual hallway conversations between peers.