Cloud Privacy and Security in the Age of Data Breaches and Surveillance

It’s hard to read or listen to the news without hearing concerns about protecting sensitive data. Whether it is providing security for payment card/banking information or maintaining privacy from cyber surveillance – governmental and otherwise.
Edward Snowden was back in the news last week when The Guardian revealed that the GCHQ and NSA targeted charities, Germany, the Israeli PM and EU chief on their surveillance list. These ongoing revelations have many organizations concerned about the privacy of customer data and other sensitive business information being put in the cloud.
As I wrote on our PerspecSys blog last week, the implications of the massive data breach at Target could be enormous. Information associated with the crime is still coming out including Fox News reporting yesterday that credit and debit card accounts stolen have reportedly flooded underground black markets.

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