It’s a truism that educating employees is one of the most important steps to preventing security breaches in the workplace. In fact, one survey found that two thirds of the professionals charged with data protection and privacy training point to employees as the largest source of failure in corporate IT security measures.
Earlier this month, an investigation by the FBI’s Cyber Task Force in partnership with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police, led to Konrad Voits (27) guilty plea to damaging a protected computer within Washtenaw County government computer system. Voits’ motive focused on altering computer records of an inmate in an effort to get that inmate released early. The fact that Voits succeeded in altering a government computer system is astonishing. The thought that it can happen to your organization is terrifying! How does this happen and more importantly, what can you do to ensure your organization and IT architecture is better prepared to handle these types of threats!
Cyber Security firms are innovating at a pace never seen before trying to keep with various attack vectors facing organizations and individuals alike. It’s no secret that cyber security is a lucrative area to be in, but what is really driving this huge market and will it ever slow down? The speed and sophistication of attacks that happen to corporate America are on the rise and businesses that once held the stance of “we’re not at risk of being hacked” are now admitting that it’s no longer a question of “if” but “when”. With these escalating concerns, businesses are forced to pay big bucks to security firms to help reduce their risk, or look into IT managed services. They are also spending more on remediation of existing deficiencies as evidenced by this statistic and article from Business Insider: Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market - and startups are raking in the dough.