As the pace of digital advancement accelerated into the new millennium, so did the chance for cyber-attacks and data breaches. Social media appeared, mobile devices and e-commerce exploded offering criminals new opportunities for exploitation, as well as the chance for well-meaning users to make costly mistakes.
From an organizational standpoint, cybersecurity has long ceased to be the sole responsibility of the IT department. The right awareness and knowledge must inform and guide the daily activities of everyone in the workplace. Using internationally recognized standards in cybersecurity system design, and employee training helps improve data protection and legislative compliance.