Coca-Cola Laptop Breach A Common Failure Of Encryption, Security Basics

edited January 30 in CRN Community

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Coca Cola is dealing with the fallout from a laptop breach that exposed the information on up to 74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers.

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  • IT departments have been dealing with user account creation and termination for a long time. And sure, users have sometimes been promoted and demoted, resulting in the requirement for IT to increase or perhaps decrease access to information and applications. These are normal and expected activities for a business IT department. Unfortunately, IT often doesn’t hear about the user’s change in status. An account isn’t disabled, access isn’t restricted, and the system is left vulnerable.
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