From the Fall 2014 Issue

Corporate America is Being Attacked and the Entry Vector May Be Surprising

Rick Mellendick
Chief Security Officer | PIAchievers

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“Corporate America is under attack” has become a more regular headline with media outlets. Such reports often describe the attack and loss, but few explain why it happened and even fewer take the time to describe how not to let it happen. Even organizations focus on the attack, loss, and why the attack happened when responding, yet few take the time to really know how to prevent such attacks from happening. A typical organization’s security strategy includes the purchase of expensive firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), heuristic intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and security information and event management . . .

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