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11/2/2017
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Steve Zurier
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10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy

Here's a list of common, inadvertent missteps end users make that can expose company data.
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Leaky Amazon S3 Buckets

End users often assume that when they are using cloud-based workloads they are automatically secure. Not so. S3 stands for simple storage service and when people put workloads in the cloud, it is still their responsibility to, at the very least, set a password. Administrators should keep on top of the staff to set simple passwords, but sometimes they forget as well. This is clearly a security hole that can be plugged by just paying some careful attention to security basics.

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Leaky Amazon S3 Buckets

End users often assume that when they are using cloud-based workloads they are automatically secure. Not so. S3 stands for simple storage service and when people put workloads in the cloud, it is still their responsibility to, at the very least, set a password. Administrators should keep on top of the staff to set simple passwords, but sometimes they forget as well. This is clearly a security hole that can be plugged by just paying some careful attention to security basics.

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11/2/2017 | 2:24:15 PM
Timely topic
The slide about "Losing track of corrupted thumb drives" seems particularly timely after that USB drive was found on the streets of London last week with 70 unencrypted security files about from Heathrow International Airport. The question remains about how the drive ended up where it did but according to my client, Veriato, it's reasonable to assume this was an act by an insider with access to sensitive security data. Whatever the scenario, it definitely illustrates the dangers that trusted insiders can pose (whther inadvertently or maliciously) to their companies as well as to public safety and even national security. Will be interesting to see how this story unfolds.
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