In the past, it was easy enough for retailers to just lock the doors to the store at night and arm the alarm system in order to prevent theft. Today as businesses, more specifically retailers, strive to be Omni-Channel businesses and engage with consumers 24/7/365, in whatever channel is convenient at that moment, locking the doors is simply not enough to keep their business safe. Now, stores are not just physical places, but virtual ones that can be accessed, and also breached, anywhere at any time and from multiple devices.
When important people need protection, how does it usually work? For example, a president, prime minister or other world leader? Typically, if there’s any kind of expected threat, it’s full protection round the clock, everywhere and with no margin for error.
There are many new factors now influencing the risk to energy information. Insert the Internet of Things, Wi-FI, access points and networked-based status market, and, for the most part, the risk and threats can come from anywhere. In the energy industry, as more and more access points become available, anyone from a rogue employee to foreign countries looking to cripple the U.S. grid is seen as a potential attacker.