It’s no mystery that the threat landscape has intensified, widened and spooked many security practitioners around the globe. Between breach anxiety amongst the C-Suite, the increasing perimeter size of large enterprises, numerous endpoints tapping into the network and a glaring disconnect between departments, cyber security is still an often-overlooked facet of the business. This, of course, should not be so.
In recent years, the threat vectors have multiplied and security practitioners have been forced to deploy various solutions to mitigate – or attempt to mitigate – the many network dangers.
According to Gemalto’s 2017 Breach Level Index report, a whopping 2 billion data records were lost or stolen via cyber-attacks in the first part of 2017. Gemalto’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Data Protection, Jason Hart, also added that two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted. Of 65 companies evaluated, breaches cost shareholders $52.4 billion.
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