The risk of data theft has never been greater. Businesses, organizations and government agencies (as well as their employees) have access to huge quantities of information—some of which is not for public consumption.
Making matters more complicated for risk managers involved in safeguarding data is that improvements in bandwidth, hard drive size and wireless capabilities have permitted firms to transact business with amazing mobility. With this mobility, however, comes added risk. The volume and speed with which data can be hacked is dizzying. As such, risk managers will increasingly be called upon to ensure that these risks are addressed and minimized as best as possible.