If I were a Sony executive I’d be more concerned about getting punched out by Angelina Jolie for making snide email comments than offending North Korea’s fearless leader, Kim Jong-un. She looks tougher.
Of course, there’s the little matter of some 12,000 CDs filled with internal data from Sony Pictures that the so-called Guardians of Peace threatened to release — a Christmas gift from your friendly neighborhood cyber-terrorists.
But Hollywood, and its ego-fueled denizens, is not cyber-central. By now, every company, large and small, should know that neither data nor email is a whisper but rather a shout that keeps echoing. This latest breach not only reveals a massive gap in cyber security, but a lack of common sense on the part of seasoned business executives who should know better.
Therein lies the tale of data defense dysfunction. [Read more…]