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Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

BKC Faculty Associate Woodrow Hartzog writes about the repetitive mistakes made by organizations whenever a data breach or spill occurs.

“The main plotline of so many data breach stories is human error. Over and over, people fall for phishing scams, fail to patch vulnerable software promptly, lose devices containing vital data, misconfigure servers or slip up in any number of other ways.

Hackers know that humans are the weak link. Many break-ins to company databases occur less by technological wizardry and more by con artistry.”

Read more in Scientific American.

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