Moving forward, every company involved in a major data breach—those actually attacked, such as retailers Home Depot, Target, Goodwill and Neiman Marcus, as well as banks, healthcare, insurance and Internet Service Providers, etc.—is going to pay an even higher price when customers’ information is compromised.
Brad Keller and Robin Slade are Senior Vice Presidents at The Santa Fe Group.
George Baker is the Director of Information Security at Exostar.
David Sherry is the CISO at Brown University. He leads the Information Security Group, charged with the development and maintenance of Brown's information security strategy, information security policies and best practices, security training and awareness programs, as well as ongoing risk assessment and compliance tasks.
There is a phrase that has become quite popular in information security circles and it goes along the lines of “there are two types of organizations, those that have been breached and those that don’t know they’ve been breached.” I hear it quite regularly from industry commentators and speakers at conferences - the key message being that every organization has been breached and only those with good information security have been able to detect and respond to the breaches.