Despite significant security investments made by organizations, data breaches of sensitive information continue at an alarming rate. There are many contributing factors to this situation such as the ever increasing rate of data collection as well as cloud computing, outdated security standards and controls, and flawed applications with security vulnerabilities.
Today’s bad guys are well funded, skilled and organized. When they set their sights on something like personal health information (PHI) or intellectual property (IP), they are quite effective at getting at the crown jewels.
For so long, organizations have spent their money, resources and time on traditional approaches like network, device and application security. While these fundamental security measures are still necessary, relying on them solely isn’t enough today.