Will Rainwater

As an IT professional working in a credit union, I’m constantly looking over my shoulder, so to speak, when it comes to the security of our computer network and the safety of our information assets.

The Target breach, the Neiman Marcus breach, this breach, and that breach are constant reminders that the safety of our members’ personally identifiable information is at stake and that information is and always will be a target. Almost daily, I ask myself, “What is the next big hack” and “when is it coming?”

I read a lot of security articles that explain various hacks and attack vectors and am amazed at the innovation within the criminal community. For the bad guys, money is a big motivator and since they do not abide by any laws, their creativity becomes boundless. Based on the knowledge that I have acquired over the years, my answer to both of those questions is still, “I don’t know.”

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