It comes as no surprise to IT professionals that the amount of cyber security attacks continues to increase exponentially each year. The reality is that the traditional security focus around perimeter and end-point practice are simply insufficient to stave off threats from inside and outside of the network. Today’s serious hackers are organized, professional and focused on obtaining data. Attackers understand the nature of traditional security measures and are constantly changing the attack vectors.
Over the past 15 years, major companies such as Yahoo, Home Depot, Equifax and have all found themselves in a public relations nightmare; reeling from the negative press associated with the compromise of confidential data. For these companies, the data breach gained access to customer information; resulting in a loss of customer faith and ultimately had a negative impact on stock prices.