The ALERRT breach and the many public risks that breaches pose

Conversation about data breaches often focuses on consumer data held by businesses but there are all sorts of databases out there that might be dangerous in the wrong hands.  The recently announced breach of the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) is a great example.  More detail can be found here.   

ALERRT is an organization that provides active shooter response training to law enforcement officers.  The compromised database unfortunately presents significant risks to the public, not only to the 100,000+ law enforcement officers whose personal information was directly compromised but also the public in general via the information on likely targets and response readiness in municipalities across the country.