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Cybersecurity is a confusing, complicated issue for company executives

Company executives should be better prepared to defend against cyberattacks, even though many of them clearly aren't

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 27, 2014 at 11:05 pm CST (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

Company executives should be concerned - and prepared - if their company ends up getting hit by a successful cyberattack, possibly leading to a data breach. However, a general misconception that the IT staff is proactive and ready to defend against cyberattacks often is not the case, especially with overworked IT teams unable to keep up.

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Although there are steps to make a data breach preventable, they certainly aren't fool-proof - and every company should have plans in place if a breach occurs.

It's also worth noting that cybercrime is done for a number of reasons, and it's not just about stealing personal information, such as debit and credit card data. Although that appears to be the basis of the Target, Home Depot and other retailer breaches, there is a growing worry of cyberespionage targeting companies and their host nation.

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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