The need for cyber security has become more apparent with each attack, from small businesses without rigorous security to virtual powerhouses like eBay — demonstrates that in our world nobody is safe from attack.

We live in an increasingly networked world, from personal banking to government infrastructure. Protecting those networks is no longer optional.

Recent studies have shown that the average cost of a data breach is upwards of $3.79 million and an example of this stems from the Internet of Things. When so many of your electronics are connected to each other and giving off a constant stream of data, a whole new set of cyber threats emerge.

Leading companies today are rethinking the role of information security in their organisations. They realize that in a digital world, cyber security is the key to safeguarding their most precious assets—intellectual property, customer information, financial data, and employee records, among others. But far more than a defensive measure, companies also know that cyber security can better position their organization with business partners, customers, investors, and other stakeholders.