Security breaches cost organizations around the world millions of dollars each year. The average cost of each breach is upwards of $6 million according to a report from the Ponemon Institute, and perhaps more concerning, 50 percent of organizations surveyed were not confident in their security programs.
Small business doesn’t necessarily mean small data.
January 6, 2014
Small business doesn’t necessarily mean small data. In fact, according to Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach Resolution, thieves prefer to target small- to medium–sized businesses (SMBs) because many lack the resources or expertise to manage cybersecurity. Retailers are especially easy targets for cybercriminals who look to hijack credit card data, but customers aren’t the only victims.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.