Following news that the television network HBO has been hacked in which TV titles like Game of Thrones and Ballers have been published online, SailPoint, the identity company commented below.

Kevin Cunningham, President and Co-Founder at SailPoint:

“The cyberattack that targeted HBO, which included a remarkable 1.5 terabytes of data stolen, also involved email correspondence that could be leaked.

“While HBO took a very proactive approach to notify employees before news of the hack broke, this breach is another example of how unstructured data stored in files, creates significant risks for organisations as it relates to exposing sensitive data. Even though that data runs rampant through a typical organisation, 71 per cent of businesses aren’t sure how to manage and protect data from theft.

“Identity management solutions can help IT protect that data by managing and controlling user access across the entire organisation, regardless of who has access, from where and from what device. This visibility into “who has access to what” is more critical than ever as organisations across every industry – including the entertainment industry – are facing an onslaught of security breaches.”

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