The cyber security industry is expanding rapidly. But alongside the constant evolution and addition of security solutions and defence specialists, cyberattacks, data breaches and
hackers also seem to be more prevalent with each passing year.
While there are different ways in which a data breach can occur, this paper discusses how hacking – a deliberate attack on company networks to steal data for financial gain – is one of the leading causes of such breaches today.
This paper will also identify the types of data that are likely to be compromised and the fallout from such hacking attempts.