Capital One Data Breach: Non-Technical Tips To Not Be A Headline


This post was originally published by CloudPassage.

In the last 48 hours, we’ve received dozens of messages asking about the recent Capital One data breach, detailed in this New York Times article.  A similar data breach happened in April involving half a billion Facebook records in another cloud-related headline hack, and we had a similar influx from concerned AWS and Azure cloud users.

CloudPassage protects many of the largest deployments in AWS, Azure, and other IaaS providers. Those who know us appreciate the perspective we’ve developed over the last decade. So when the latest headline news broke that the Capital One data breach was related to an AWS environment, the email deluge began. The news that this security breach also hit other major companies made people even more concerned. 

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