For an almost daily fix of forehead slapping disbelief, head on over to the Breach Blog. We believe that this blog will be a busy one throughout 2008: “Unfortunately, this past year was a record year for data breaches, according to a couple of groups. (Although, I’m not sure that statement is completely true. It seems more to have been a record year for reporting breaches, due to a number of new factors. Incident reporting has always provided only a partial view of actual events.)”.
This steady stream of sensitive data flowing into other hands continues to raise questions around “Server in the sky” efforts by government intelligence agencies.