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The Marriott Data Breach: Indeed a Wake-up Call for Proactive Data Defense



There is something fundamentally wrong with customer data defense. Security and privacy tools that handle customer data are certainly in need of a makeover

Last week, one of the biggest information heists in history came to light. Global hospitality major Marriot International apologetically admitted that hackers had broken into personal data of nearly half-a-billion of their customers.

What made the theft look scarier is the fact that the perpetrators were able to keep their acts under the warps for four full years—from 2014 to 2018.

In the past too, there have been several instances where customer data has been stolen or unintentionally exposed into the public domain. The one involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica was one of the most discussed ones in recent months.

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