From what we know at this time, the loss of consumer information at Capital One is another example of a trend in data loss incidents that are becoming increasingly commonplace, especially in recent months. Supply chain security is a critical component for information security and as organisations embrace cloud technology, they need to understand and address the inherent risks to information stored there.
Securing every aspect of the supply chain has never been more important, and that not only includes the physical and software components of information systems, but also staff and the staff of those who provide you with the services needed to deliver your product.
The old adage in security of trust no one holds true and protecting sensitive information you have been entrusted with applies whether that data is stored on your own computer equipment or someone else’s. Encryption and access control is essential regardless of where, and especially if, you are storing sensitive business data.