As if it wasn’t bad enough to have organisations losing sensitive citizen information, we now have hackers publicising the stuff to make a point about the need for better security.
The incident, in which a Chilean hacker published confidential records on six million people, illustrates the fact that it’s increasingly harder to keep anything secret in a highly networked society. Even with good perimeter security, insider threats remains a possibility.
We need to move faster towards a society that has less dependency on keeping things secret and can recover quickly from large scale breaches. That’s the only long term solution.