2011 was a banner year for security breaches, including the highly publicized Lockheed Martin, FBI, Sony Play Station Network and Citigroup breaches.  Lesser-known but collectively damaging attacks against lower profile targets, including credit unions, were also on the rise as 2011 ushered in a measurable increase in breaches targeting smaller organizations.

Today’s cybercriminals are banding together – learning from each other, devising new ways to attack our security defenses and wreaking havoc on their targets as well as entire industries. In the last six years, we have witnessed year-over-year growth in the scope and impact of breaches. As a result, many are left wondering if the good guys stand any chance against these cybercriminals.

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