Interesting Article about loss of customer data

Nov 7th, 2004

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Category: General Security

Interesting Article about loss of customer data

MercuryNews.com | 11/02/2004 | Stolen computers have Wells Fargo customer data
There’s what I think is an interesting point in this article about the loss of customer data from Wells Fargo. The loss didn’t occur from Wells Fargo systems, it occured from those of a partner company.
What I find interesting, is that I wonder how many companies can honestly say that they ensure the security of data which they “own” (for want of a better term) no matter where it may reside.
Especially in these days of outsourcing…. It’s all very well for companies to spend a lot of money securing their data centres and other obvious places where data lies, but it’s really quite pointless if that data (or the credential used to access it ) is not as secure when it’s processed or stored outside of those data centres…..

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