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Accenture the Latest Breach of Client Data

In what seems to be a never ending cycle of news headlines surrounding data breaches, Accenture, a giant in the tech and cloud industries, appears to be the latest major company to breach client data. Reported as an accident, the company left four of its AWS S3 buckets open to the public, and ultimately, exposed hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first case of major companies exposing sensitive client data in the way that Accenture has most recently. Verizon’s breach of 14 million customers was also reported to be the result of an AWS S3 cloud server misconfiguration.

While the news headlines will sadly continue, there are steps that can be taken to be proactive with the cybersecurity of your business and/or personal data. At ABS, we work with you to find the best solution for your business, install the necessary hardware and software, and provide service when you need it. Give us a call to see how we can protect your data and business before you find yourself in the middle of the latest data breach.

Credit: Healthcare IT News – “Accenture latest to breach client data due to misconfigured AWS server”