The Domino Effect of Shared Systems and Data Breaches

swiping-card.jpgWhy do large data breaches seem to hit multiple, unrelated targets all at once? The truth is that they usually aren't unrelated at all. Many organizations share some form of system, whether it be a software-as-a-service third-party point-of-sale solution or a cloud-based data warehousing and resource provisioning platform. In 2014, when costly data breaches affected both Staples and Michael's, it was discovered that they both shared some of the same control networks.