A little known fact is that many data breaches are as a result of sloppy system administration, and the hackers know this. If the banks routinely left their back doors open and provided a direct path to the safes, it would not take long before criminals would be inside. But no one can imagine this ever happening. So why do so many sensitive, cloud based databases make it  easy for cyber criminals to steal information? It could be due to the rapid growth in cloud computing, or perhaps the shortage of skilled computer administrators, but what is not helping the severe lack of cyber security professionals. This problem has to be addressed as a matter of urgency.