Security experts predicted 2015 would be riddled with EN Purple malicious hackers, including advocacy groups, companies organized crime and hostile foreign governments. And so far they are proving to be right.
Only this week the IRS, which has already admitted that its systems have been breached resulting in the theft of information on thousands of US taxpayers, said it was much larger than originally planned.
An additional 220,000 potential victims have had their personal information compromised through an IRS website as part of the grand plan to use stolen identities to apply for fraudulent tax return, the government agency said. This news is more than double the total number of potential victims to 334,000, according to the IRS.
Hackers recently also claimed to have leaked personal information of millions of people, after a cyber attack in the parent company of Ashley Madison, a website directed people seeking extramarital relationships. Published reports estimate that about 32 million accounts Ashley Madison Established and men are believed to have carried out the attack.
If these violations high profile computer are not enough to help solution providers to start the conversation with your customers about the need for a comprehensive strategy for information security, CompTIA may be able to help. The organization has just introduced a free evaluation tool for marketers that will be used to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of cybersecurity in any organization.
CompTIA promotes assistant Safety Assessment of IT as "a web-based tool easy to use but complete any IT solutions provider can expect to build a safety profile of its customers." Precisely such a solution and complete was developed by CompTIA community of IT security in the design of the collective experience of dozens of practitioners better security of the IT industry, and provides a view of the common sense of the strengths of unique security and vulnerability customer, according to the 'organization.
"It's a conversation, why it works," said Chris Johnson, CEO of solutions, Burlington, Iowa, and chairman of the Security Committee, in a prepared statement, "The report output points unraveled in detail strengths and weaknesses availability of an organization's security. It is revealing to many companies because it clearly and concisely identifies areas of risk and potential damage that can result from a security breach. "
Regardless of the high-profile threat out there, many organizations have not yet taken the necessary steps to protect their data and systems, in fact, only half of all businesses believe they have a comprehensive security policy in place, according 2015 CompTIA study with research, "Trends in Information Security".
"By hiring the services of a qualified provider of technology, provided our IT SCW, any company can start the process of taking the required measures to minimize the risk," said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president of industry relations, CompTIA, in a prepared statement.
Premier for its members, CompTIA has added an enhanced version of assistant Safety Assessment IT that allows customization of reports, including options for the brand of individual companies.