IT Focus Area: security
April 4, 2017
The Six Pillars of Security: Pillar One, Data Protection
Join Forsythe’s host Cherie Caswell Dost, formerly of Chicago Public Radio, and industry expert Matt Sickles, director of consulting services, Forsythe Security Solutions, for a multi-episode series of our podcast, And There You Have IT. In this six-part series, “The Six Pillars of Security," we’ll explore how companies can stay agile and secure in the face of an ever-evolving threat landscape.
In this episode, Cherie and Matt discuss why shifting to a comprehensive data-centric strategy is critical to securing a business, how human nature has affected the evolution of cyber attacks, and how employee education is essential to security success.
According to Gemalto's Breach Level Index 2016 Report, data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86 percent over 2015. And Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that in 93 percent of cases where data was stolen, systems were compromised in minutes or less. Organizations, meanwhile, took weeks or more to discover that a breach had even occurred — and it was typically customers or law enforcement that sounded the alarm, not their own security measures.
Traditional prevention and detection methods are being bypassed, and many organizations either don’t know what to do, or don’t have the right resources in place to advance their security.
To keep up with highly skilled and aggressive attackers, we need to move beyond the predictable patterns of network security and static defenses that our cyber adversaries are well-attuned to.