Not If, But When…The Realization of a Data Breach and Your Business Assets

It seems like almost every other week another major organization is in risk management mode announcing a significant data breach that has potentially compromised their data and the privacy of the customers. It’s almost to a point where we have become desensitized to this and no longer is a data breach in the millions a headliner. Hackers aren’t just targeting financial organizations and retailers who hold personal account information and credit card data. They’re targeting healthcare, governments and even educational institutions in hopes of accessing databases with all kinds of valuable information to sell and exploit.

Every organization needs to act like it is a high-risk target for a security breach, because it is. According to Gartner, security will be the top internal audit priority for 2019. “Breaches did not happen in isolation. There are hundreds of ongoing attacks against all kinds of companies, all of which highlight the fact that consumers have no control over their data privacy in today’s information-processing environments,” says Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner.

Cyber security continues to be one of the top concerns for not just CISO’s and CIO’s, but also the rest of the C-suite and even board members of many organizations. This has created an explosive pace for security solutions to evolve and keep up with cyber-attacks and cyber-criminals. Technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT and Cloud are both driving the need for, and being leveraged to develop, solutions and platforms to deal with this new normal; however, solutions are not enough. The adoption of rigorous process that includes ongoing analysis, mitigation and review is just as important, if not more critical. Point solutions, if there is such a thing anymore, are no longer sufficient to protect any organization.

At HighPoint we realize this is a journey that’s not just ongoing but dynamic. Every organization must realize they need to shift their mindset to “not if, but when” will they be targets of an attempted breach. When we collectively inherit this mindset with our customers, it changes how we architect and support technology so that when a breach happens, there’s a plan and technology in place to limit the liability.

Contact us to learn how we help businesses establish and fine tune their comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Be proactive because the threat is real and it’s not if, but when.