If your personal information ever gets hacked, you’d hope to know immediately. But that’s not likely if you’re not paying attention.
“Different types of data are subject to different types of risks,” writes Thomas Stephens in the January/February issue of CPA Voice. “Accordingly, our detection mechanisms must recognize this reality.”
Personal hacks are different than corporate hacks. For instance, Stephens suggests establishing settings on your online financial accounts to send notifications to you to keep you aware of any changes in your accounts. For corporate hacks, it can be more complicated.
“When a hacker attempts to breach a corporate network, the effort is often directed to obtaining large volumes of data in the attack, instead of the data associated with a single entity, such as a customer or a team member,” Stephens says. “Many of the widely reported corporate breaches in the past 10 years – including Yahoo, Target, and Equifax – have involved more than 100 million records in each attack.”
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