From the Winter 2021 Issue

Cybercriminals Don’t Need to Steal Mass Amounts of Personal Data Anymore and That’s a Big Challenge for Cybersecurity Teams

James Everett Lee
Chief Operating Officer | The Identity Theft Resource Center

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For at least the past 15 years, a primary goal of cybersecurity teams was to block threat actors from gaining access to the growing amount of personal information collected about consumers. Meanwhile, threat actors focused on a never-ending quest to hoover-up as much consumer personal information as possible to convert to cash.

Over time, technology improvements resulted in better defensive tools, while threat actors were equally innovative in finding ways to defeat security teams. However, this game of whack-a-mole may be coming to an end as cybersecurity tools are still focusing on finding a technological solution . . .

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