When yet another headline about a large-scale data breach scrolls across your newsfeed, you might worry about the security of your company and hope it doesn’t happen to you. But after the initial shock of a breach, most people stop thinking about it.
Cyber security was pretty simple back in the 1990s. Anti-virus software and firewalls offered plenty of firepower to combat attacks that were more annoying than dangerous.
But that world is gone.
You don’t need a long report to tell you that cyber crime is on the rise. You’ve seen the news—major companies like JP Morgan Chase, Anthem, LastPass, CVS and more have all fallen victim to data breaches in 2015.
The truth is that any company harboring sensitive customer information could become the target of a sophisticated cyber attacker.
That being said, there are certainly industries that are more vulnerable to attacks. Let’s take a closer look at four of the most vulnerable industries—financial services, healthcare, insurance and retail.
Businesses of all size have their hands full with the 80 to 90 million cyber attacks that are launched every year. However, with 70% of these attacks going undetected, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most cyber crime goes unpunished.
This past summer, Mr. Robot made its television debut to rave reviews from the cyber security community for its technical accuracy. Yet, there was another cyber security show that debuted earlier in 2015—CSI: Cyber.
If you’re not a lawyer, then digging into legal precedent isn’t very exciting. What’s even less exciting is suffering a major data breach and having to deal with the legal consequences.