Reply to post: That's why you avoid cloudy things for critical data

Accountancy software firm Sage breached in apparent insider attack

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That's why you avoid cloudy things for critical data

Come on, this was rather predictable.

When you push such data out beyond your own network boundaries instead of following Best Practice and sticking it on an internal, controlled separate subnet your attack footprint rather massively enlarges because now the whole planet can have a go at accessing your rather critical business data instead of just insiders (or hacked inside systems, but that still means multiple layers of defence).

Whoever thought that was a sane idea in both Sage and its customers ought to quickly take away their aura from anything sensitive because they clearly have no talent protecting it.

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