"In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed," Honan said in a Wired article.
Events like the recent hacking of Honan's accounts emphasize the need for your IT department to assess the risks involved with each Cloud-based service implemented. But you cannot assess what you cannot see. The solution: build an effective Service Asset & Configuration Management System that contains all services and systems that are used in the organization, including Cloud-based services.
Having an established configuration management system coupled with strong password policies and best practices will help reduce the risk exposure from incidents like the iCloud hack. If your company is increasingly relying on Cloud-based services and storage, your IT team should perform a risk analysis today and begin the journey of implementing a Service Asset & Configuration Management System.