The recent data breach at a major information store house company should send alarm flags to every major business today.
If they can hack an almost impenetrable system, chances are, yours could be next. I once heard that any device connected to the internet is hack-able. And it's playing out in real life.
If I was responsible for securing data, I would go out and hire the best security team available and set up a fortress, best that money could buy. It's easier to defend before an event happens than to clean up the mess down stream.
Security experts should be well employed from here until eternity. Yes, having great data converted to insights to increase sales, reduce costs and streamline process' is great, but if hackers can access your data dump on the internet and your business shuts down, that's not too good.
Data breaches are real. They happen every day. To some of the biggest orgs out there, especially the ones that have valuable data for exploitation.
Security first! That's the way I see it.
And so it goes~!