We live in a world where technology and vast quantities of data play a considerable role in everyday life, personal and professional. For the foreseeable future (and perhaps beyond), their growth and prominence are showing no signs of slowing down, even if the technology in question will likely change in ways perhaps unimaginable today. Naturally, all this innovation brings huge opportunities and benefits to companies and individuals alike. However, these come at more than just a financial cost.

In the world as we know it, you can be attacked both physically and virtually. For today’s organisations, which rely so heavily on technology – particularly the Internet – to do business, the latter is the far more threatening ...

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