Chapter 2

Why are Organizations Being Compromised?

Introduction

It would be nice if we lived in a world where bad things only happened to bad people. Unfortunately we live in a world where bad things happen to good people. People who drive the speed limit, always stop

at stop signs, and wear seat belts still get into accidents or hit by drunk drivers in which they had no control over the situation. Similar things happen in the cyber world. Organizations that try to do the right thing and follow all of the rules still get compromised and broken into. Many executives of organizations, after they are notified that are compromised, are surprised. A common theme is we have spent millions of dollars on security, how could this have happened. The underlying ...

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