Aside from health and money, the most important element for people is their data. It is essentially their identity in today’s online world. It shows where we live, our family, our health details, practically everything that makes you who you are is held in data.
It is the importance of data that makes it so imperative that data custodians do their utmost to protect it, because if it falls into the wrong hands it can have a huge amount of damage.
The week that I am writing this has seen one of the highest profile data leaks ever from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Early reports suggest that the hacking group, Fancy Bears, who are responsible for the attacks, have Russian links and the attacks may be in response to accusations of state funded doping in the country. However, regardless of who is responsible, the fact is that sensitive medical information has been lost.