It took about 10 days for a bunch of hackers to crack 11 million Ashley Madison passwords. More recently, a cyber-crime ring accessed up to 87.6 million records of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at Anthem. And it’s not just unsuspecting businesses — even governments are vulnerable to the chaos unleashed by organized cybercrime. In two successive breaches, the IRS has seen nearly 1.8 million PII records compromised.
Whether it’s state-sponsored snooping or self-styled hactivism, the reputational and financial damage can wipe out a business. Which is why, rated at 6.2* on a scale of 1-7, Security is a top priority for IT leaders across sectors and regions.