In this age of rapidly expanding data and highly skilled threat actors, technological advancement presents the urgent duality of great opportunity and great risk. Your data is integral to both and a key asset that differentiates your organization. It’s impractical to completely ‘lock it down’ and yet its open use can threaten your organization’s very existence. The challenge before security leaders is striking that delicate balance between being security aware and remaining business driven.
The human and technical aspects of cyber threats changed dramatically in 2014. We saw new techniques blended with the old, resulting in highly evasive attacks. And while vulnerabilities were found and exploited in old infrastructure standards, developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) have emerged to present a completely new set of infrastructure challenges.
Advice in this report ranges from the tactical to the strategic. We recognize the importance of solutions that can provide specific benefits yet work as part of a unified security posture. Our security recommendations will provide actionable information and guidance, while taking into account the need for organizations to grow and innovate at the same time.
For executives, this report will identify key security threat trends. For IT security personnel, it will help identify the appropriate adjustments to their processes, policies and security tools needed to mitigate the risks that this year’s cyber threats pose.
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