Which Company Will Be the Next Cyber Attack Target?


Pop quiz: What do Experian, Uber, Dow Jones and Scottrade have in common? You guessed it. They’ve all suffered data breaches – what’s more, those breaches have all been reported since October 1st, the start of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

With 15 million records reported compromised in the Experian breach alone, you could say this month is off to a bad start. But the truth is, a cyber attack can happen at any time, and it’s not only large companies, like the ones mentioned above, who are being targeted. Other recently reported data breaches include several insurance providers, a hotel chain, various retailers, a restaurant, medical practices and a transportation company.

With cyber criminals growing more sophisticated in their attacks by the day, business leaders need to be vigilant about defending their companies.

We will be sharing tips on defending your company against business identity theft, social engineering, and other threats throughout cybersecurity month and beyond. Check out our new guide,
Business Identity Theft: How CFOs and CEOs Can Help Protect Their Companies,” to get started, and stay tuned to learn more about the steps you can take to mitigate your risk.

Jorge Rey, CISA, CISM, is a Cybersecurity & Compliance Principal at Kaufman Rossin, one of the Top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S.

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