IT Business Edge published an article about the fallacy of relying on encryption to avoid Anthem-like breaches.
Kachina Shaw quotes me on the complexity of breaches like this:
Even if Anthem had encrypted its databases on disk, the backups could have been stored unencrypted. It’s also possible that an update to a data transformation process for a big data initiative neglected to anonymize social security numbers. It even could have been as simple as a developer’s laptop containing sample data being stolen
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