The following article written by Alex Ryals, Tech Data’s vice president Security Solutions, originally appeared on Tech Data’s LinkedIn page on January 25, 2019. It is the third article in his three-part discussion on cybersecurity.
A comprehensive cybersecurity plan is no longer installing the best anti-virus software on the market. With today’s environment, this singular approach is not enough to keep a business (or individual) safe from cybercriminals. Understanding the basics and the building blocks for a comprehensive security strategy is the best defense.
It’s been more than a year since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach that exposed the personal information of millions of U.S. Federal workers. You’ve probably seen the news – the breach exposed personal information from a jaw-dropping 22 million people including finger prints, social security numbers and other private information. Victims included current and former Federal employees, retirees, contractors and others who had undergone Federal background checks. It brought to light the need for extreme vigilance in today’s cyber world.