Malicious attacks on databases and incidents of online and other tech-related thefts continue to evolve in number and manner– leaving both consumers and businesses scrambling to pay for the damage to their reputations and bottom lines.

With data breaches and insider theft accounting for 36 percent of the 250 reported in 2009 alone. The figures for 2010 and 2011 are higher. Information security experts, including ITRC, say companies must implement effective data-protection policies and systems to safeguard their businesses and customers. Knowing what you are up against is a solid start in planning a defense against would-be thieves- from both inside and outside your company.

What follows are some of the latest trends in information security breaches and technology-related theft examples that hold valuable lessons for information security professionals.


I have presented this numerous times at:

  • ISC2 conferences
  • NY State CyberSecurity Conference
  • Delaware State Bar
  • BrightTalk conferences
  • Various Attorney and Accounting Roundtables


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