2009’s Top Five Data Disasters

If we can look back at the data breaches that happened in 2009, many of them occurred because of failure in providing data security.

Companies had the same reasons of poorly coded or patched software, of lost laptops, disclosed insider information and other inadvertent disclosures rather than new hacking tools or devious hacking techniques applied by hackers.

Let us look back at the TOP five noteworthy breaches of year 2009.

TSA: Lessons of Redaction

In one of the most shocking security gaffes this year, which can be ranked as number one, is when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted a manual on the public website that contained the facts on airport screening processes.

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