This year’s ‘biggest breach’ articles were an unfortunate roll call of tech giants and prominent cloud providers, from IBM and Apple, to GitLab and AWS. CNN termed 2017 the ‘year that nothing seemed safe’, as it explored how businesses and public sector organisations alike were let down by security failings. While Uber, understanding the public scrutiny that cyberattacks attract, tried to pay off its hackers, only to cause further problems.
The growing issue for tech firms is that most of these lists and round-ups go beyond discussing financial losses that reach into the hundreds of millions. They also readily showcase the potential fallibilities of cloud. And how vulnerabilities in cloud services and businesses can disturb the working lives of customers across the world.
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