Following the news that security researchers posted “friendly warnings” to users of Amazon’s cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public due to a misconfiguration, James Houghton, CTO at Think Marble commented below.  

James Houghton, CTO at ThinkMarble:

“The misconfiguration of systems is commonplace when there is the lack of requisite knowledge or time and resources allocated for proper cyber security considerations.  We often see these types of vulnerabilities which makes it crucial businesses start taking cyber and information security seriously and either recruit or buy in the requisite expertise.  Services such as AWS make it very easy to create dangerous publicly accessible data repositories which will, potentially, expose the business to large fines once The GDPR is enacted on 25 May.”

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