I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the latest data breach in a string of data breaches, the cyber-attacks on the IRS compromising the personal information of over 100,000 people. The IRS has announced that the “criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ ‘Get Transcript’ application.”
Whether it was the fault of the IRS or the fault of a third party application, the point is, do you really know where your data is? Who really has access to your personal information? The world today is full of online pirates looking to plunder your personal information, a means to an end to reaching the real treasure.
According to Sean Michael Kerners’s article on eWeek, the cost of data breaches is on the rise. Kerner states that “As data breaches continue to grow in number globally, so too are the associated costs. The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, sponsored by IBM, reports that the average total cost for a data breach now stands at $3.8 million. On a per record basis, the report found that the average cost for each stolen record has risen by 6 percent in the last year from $145 in the 2014 study up to $154 in the new 2015 study.”
Is the cost worth it when you can use ownCloud to have complete control of your data? We don’t think so. ownCloud allows users to keep all data on premise, giving them full control of who has access to your data. Learn more about how ownCloud works for the government and public sector.