You think your photos, emails, documents, and videos are stored safely in the cloud. They aren't.
Your car has an airbag to protect you from crashes. Your computer has a trash can so you can undo mistakes. When disaster strikes, cloud services need better safeguards to protect your data.
On June 17th, 2014, Code Spaces was completely destroyed by an extortionist.
“Code Spaces will not be able to operate beyond this point, the cost of resolving this issue to date and the expected cost of refunding customers who have been left without the service they paid for will put Code Spaces in a irreversible position both financially and in terms of on going credibility.”
Code Spaces had time to stop the attack. Without the right tools, they were helpless.
“We took action to take control back of our panel by changing passwords, however the intruder had prepared for this and had already created a number of backup logins to the panel and upon seeing us make the attempted recovery of the account he proceeded to randomly delete artifacts from the panel.”
We need the equivalent of airbags to prevent virtually assured destruction by criminals, terrorists, and ordinary mistakes in the cloud.
Please join our group on LinkedIn to help us encourage cloud service providers to have sensible cyber safeguards to help prevent virtual destruction of your business.
Let your cloud providers and businesses know about NoVAD. Please ask them to join NoVAD. Tell your friends to join. The lack of safeguards affects all of us.
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