The world has changed – network penetration, social networking, compliance challenges, intellectual property theft, and loss of personally identifiable information (PII) are now common place. Business networks now have to be defended with an offensive mindset. Current examples of business losses:
- A global retail clothing company recently fell prey to one of the worst web hacking incidents to-date. The company disclosed that 40 million of their customers’ credit and debit card details were stolen.
- A University employee recently stole a massive file of information containing personal information (including social security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses and contact information) on 800,000 people in one of the worst information breaches ever at a U.S. university.
- Employees are using social networks and personal devices to collaborate with others and to keep working when not at work. These tools create copies of sensitive data that exist outside of the enterprise network. A recent survey indicates that 80 percent of companies do not have a policy to keep corporate data off of employee-owned computers or remove collected data from personal devices after an employee departs.
- Failure to plan and prepare for the worst-case scenario (“zero day”)
- Failure to address a threat once identified
- Failure to identify that risk management is much broader than a technical threat with only technical solutions
RESULT: loss of customer confidence, trust and reputation with the consequent harm to brand equity and consequent effects on revenue and profitability, possible loss of the ability to accept certain payment instruments (credit cards), negative impact on revenues and profits arising from any falsified transactions and from employee downtime, and legal battles (fines and damages).
Many companies have already been exposed, attacked, and/or exploited and do not know how to protect themselves in any asymmetric threat environment. Common mistakes include the following:
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