While insurance companies and corporate boards of directors debate the benefits and drawbacks to buying yet more insurance – this time cyber liability insurance – the biggest gotcha that companies will face might well lie in the dictionary rather than in the policies themselves.
Much of the breach conversation over the past year has been devoted to so-called hacktivists. But nation-state adversaries, bent on looting organizations of intellectual property, are another breed entirely.
In today’s environment, potential attackers have all the time they need to mount a sustained intrusion against a target company or government agency. While companies need to understand past attacks so they don’t happen again, it is crucial to look forward and protect data against future breaches. And, one way to achieve this is to put a greater emphasis on embedding security directly into enterprise data to stop outsider attacks, and to make data that is compromised unreadable and unusable. A number of other strategies are explored as well in this latest ebook from SC Magazine.