Recent victims of cyber-attacks include Google, RSA and Sony – all resulting to major security breaches, compromises on sensitive customer data, loss of intellectual properties and even classified due diligence reports.
2010 & 2011 news updates are rampant with similar attacks – and we see more every day. It’s becoming obvious that information security is no longer an option for businesses instead now it should be included in the list of non-tangible investments essential to company’s growth and stability.
The complexity of security requirements has greatly increased the value of ethical hackers and other information security professionals. Network security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and anti-malware/virus software are now insufficient.
Hacker Halted APAC 2012’s theme “Unravel the Enigma of Insecurity” clearly reflects an understanding of today’s information security dynamic and complex environment.