Back when I was young, there was a very popular pop group that had three huge hits. Their last hit from their first album was a song called, “Blame it on the rain.” It was about someone who had lost love, and was trying find a reason. Its lyrics included, “Gotta blame it on something … Blame it on the rain ... Whatever you do, don’t put the blame on you.” The group became superstars for a while, even winning a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 1990.

I thought of the group and those lyrics during a recent security breach. The breach first was blamed on the cloud, then on consumers who might have inadvertently provided hackers with access to their data in the cloud, then on a combination of user error and security that was not as tight as it could have been.

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