Source: SC Media
03 Jan 2019

2018 threw some cybersecurity curve balls but it also looked a lot like 2017…only bigger. Teri Robinson reports.

Once upon a time, a Starwood breach exposed 500 million customers…

$3.2 billion was lost to phishing attacks… 2.3 billion account credentials were compromised… A ransomware attack on the Sacramento Bee exposed the records of 19.5 million California voters. The threat of millions of dollars in GDPR fines loomed large. If ever the story of cybersecurity in 2018 is spun as a fairy tale, it likely would be Jack and the Beanstalk. Fe Fi Fo Fum. Everything this year – threats, attacks themselves and consequences – consistently seemed bigger except, possibly, spending and the pool of qualified cybersecurity pros needed to fill a growing skilled worker gap. Oh yeah, and confidence. That most definitely was in short supply.

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