The New World of the Computer Hacker
Cybercrime has become a household term over the last year, due to the excess of high-profile, well-publicized cases of compromised computer systems at organizations like Sony, Target, Home Depot, and J.P. Morgan Chase. Cases like these make most people think that the risk of cybercrime only comes from far away, and typically involves a breach of massive amounts of sensitive corporate data, personal information, and credit card details. While these outside hackers are a significant component of high-tech crime, “insiders” – threats from within the organization (even a not-for-profit) – are often a bigger danger and are sometimes overlooked.
Our own Steven Konecny wrote an article for the March 2016 issue of EisnerAmper’s Trends & Developments – read about the specific steps an organization can take to minimize exposure and mitigate risks.