Assignment 3: Research Paper

Surviving and Adapting Today’s Cyber Threats

In the technology and innovation arenas, the last decade will be remembered for a myriad of reasons. Among these reasons is the multitude of data breaches on government agencies and privacy companies. In 2015, for example, the United States Office of Personal Management was hacked twice leading to the theft of over 22.1 million workers’ sensitive data (Nakashima, 2015). In the previous year, Sony suffered an attack that compromised millions of user accounts (Peterson, 2014), and another hack on eBay saw over 233 million users’ data stolen (Action Fraud, 2014). Amid the looming COVID-19 pandemic, a huge section of workers and companies have resolved to remote working, the trend of breaches shows that hackers have evolved to become better organized, more sophisticated, and increasingly opportunistic. Organizational leaders now face a question of when, and not if their company will be breached. This predicament prompts leaders to proactively ...