News - via Rick Falkvinge, writing at Privacy News Online Blog (a blog run by Virtual Private Network company Private Internet Access), regales us with sorry tale of the Kingdom of Sweden's government-data-gone-wild, in this case, the wild is the IBM Cloud infrastructure.
Take heed, my friends in the 'digital transformation' world, do not weep for the Swedish Government and IBM (by the way - as of this writing, while the issues still exist, there is a way out for future efforts, and possibly the noted debacle):
For without the crucial components of attention to detail and truly effective security automation - coupled with meticulous security architecture and the all-important expert execution by competent security professionals, you might as well be hosting your data in the open for all to see - Just Like The Swedes. Simply Astounding. H/T
"At present, these databases are known to have been exposed, by moving them to “The Cloud” as if it were just a random buzzword: The weight capacity of all roads and bridges (which is crucial for warfare, and says a lot about what roads are intended to be used as wartime airfields); Names, photos, and home addresses of fighter pilots in the Air Force; Names, photos, and home addresses of everybody and anybody in a police register, all of which are classified; Names, photos, and home addresses of all operators in the military’s most secret units – equivalent to the SAS or SEAL teams; Names, photos, and home addresses of everybody in a witness relocation program or who has been given protected identity for other reasons; Type, model, weight, and any defects of any and all government and military vehicles, including their operator, which says a ton about the structure of military support units;" via Rick Falkvinge, writing at Privacy News Online Blog