Cyber-crime targeting of commercial enterprises and organizations is rampant. Increasingly sophisticated organized crime groups are gaining improper access to point-of-sale systems and corporate networks to steal credit card numbers, expiration dates, account holder names and CVV codes, intellectual property, as well as other sensitive data. Knowing where your data resides is, in many instances, half the battle.
Often, information about what valuable data the company has, where it is stored and who may have access to it is determined only after there has been a breach. In this article, we discuss the critically important information that those who are charged with the responsibility of assessing the effectiveness of network security should be aware of.