The Health Insurer Anthem revealed that its computer networks had been hacked, revealing data on 80 million of its customers. Many spoke about the lack of encryption, but I think that is not the real story.

Here are the takeaways:

The explosion of big data initiatives and the desire for data-driven decisions have dramatically changed the way organizations value digital assets. However, organizations that want to prevent data leakage events need to dramatically change their approach to managing digital risk.

With each breach, we want to believe that only a single mistake has been made, and if we are able to prevent that one mistake, then our most sensitive data is safe. But even though it’s true that it takes only a single mistake to cause a disastrous data leakage event, this thinking is incorrect.

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