Mandiant, owned by FireEye and founded by FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, released a report that digs into the evolution of cybercrime tactics. (U.S. Naval Academy)

The news Tuesday of FireEye’s breach reminds us that all people and companies are vulnerable. I've no doubt that FireEye takes security and its reputation very seriously, but every company faces the same reality: compromise is inevitable. 

As details emerge, we’ll probably find that the Russians needed significant effort to achieve this breach. It’s likely FireEye put tremendous effort and execution into the protection of sensitive tools and accesses, and that the Russians put stunning effort into a breach. Once the case evolves, we can learn from the details and reassess our risk management strategies. 

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