As more and more companies experience crippling security breaches, the wave of compromised data is on the rise. Data breach statistics show that hackers are highly motivated by money to acquire data, and that personal information is a highly valued type of data to compromise. It’s also apparent that companies are still not prepared enough
Rob Sobers is a Sr. Director at cybersecurity firm Varonis. He has been writing and designing software for over 20 years and is co-author of the book Learn Ruby the Hard Way, which has been used by millions of students to learn the Ruby programming language. Prior to joining Varonis in 2011, Rob held a variety of roles in engineering, design, and professional services.
Most companies could use a cybersecurity upgrade in 2018. Despite the increasing volume and costs of data breaches, recent research suggests that most companies have poor cybersecurity practices and vulnerable data. The fallout from a cyber attack is detrimental, including lost records, reputation damage, financial catastrophe, and legal repercussions.