SC Magazine: Researchers find 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers exposed

September 28, 2017 — Researchers find 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers exposed

Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on a recent study by SkyHigh Networks that found that 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers are exposed which may explain a recent surge of data leaks in the last few months.

“We’ve seen a major escalation in high-profile events where personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information has been left exposed on an unsecured server,” NuData Security Vice President of Business Development Robert W. Capps told SC Media. “The fact that so many organizations misconfigure access and security of these critical data storage methods in a trusted hosting service, is yet another reason why consumer data is so freely available to cybercriminals through the Dark Web and other channels.”

Capps added that until personal identifiable information can be rendered useless, consumers will be at an unnecessary risk and that companies should adopt passive biometrics and behavioral analytics to better secure data.

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