Experian announced today that it has been the victim of a data breach. Initial reports show that the data stolen included names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers – and maybe more. This Experian data breach exposes 15 Million T-Mobile Records, putting many customers at great risk.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said the following:
Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian, but right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected. I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously. This is no small issue for us.
We have to ask ourselves: Is Experian – or organizations in general, for that matter – taking the proper steps to proactively prevent these incidents from occurring in the first place? Too often, victims of data breaches are bewildered and confused as to how their sensitive data was accessed, stolen, or the like. In all the recent high-profile data breaches that have dominated the headlines this year, the same critical flaw underlies the common problem here: current security solutions only provide security as an afterthought, leaving the sensitive data itself vulnerable. This approach is not only dangerous – it simply does not work at the end of the day.
The Crucial Takeaway
There is a crucial takeaway here, specifically with regard to this Experian hack exposing 15M T-Mobile records, and for all recent hacks: If organizations and governments do not employ cybersecurity solutions that are not only robust, but can be integrated seamlessly TODAY, then they will continue to lose the fight against cyber attacks, jeopardizing not only their sensitive data, but indeed their very survival.
Fortunately, Crypteron has a Security Platform which allows businesses to be secured in minutes with the most high-end and robust security technology, applying military-grade protection at the application level. This developer-friendly solution provides mission-critical security to the data itself – before it is sent off to any network, database, cloud, or IT environment. As a result, no person or machine outside the tight circle of trust of the customer themselves has access to the data at all. What’s more: over a year of development time is saved, achieving regulatory compliance in an instant.
If organizations and governments do not employ cybersecurity solutions that are not only robust, but can be integrated seamlessly today, then they will continue to lose the fight against cyber attacks, jeopardizing not only their sensitive data – but indeed their very survival.
In short, this solution would have prevented this Experian data breach, and virtually all recent hacks worldwide – including the large-scale hack of the Office of Personnel Management of the U.S. Government.
Don’t be the next Data Breach Headline
Solutions like Crypteron’s Security Platform are not only the most robust tools to use in this era of data breaches and hacks – but they provide a quick, simple, and powerful platform upon which organizations and businesses can build, expand, and focus on what they do best. At Crypteron, we make mission-critical security simple. Don’t Gamble on Your Security. Don’t be the next Data Breach Headline.
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