Mansi Thakar is a current graduate student in the University of San Diego’s online Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership.
Cyber security is a major concern for small businesses, individuals, large enterprises, the government and essentially anyone who participates in modern society.
The National Security Agency, Wendy’s, Target, Home Depot, Experian, the FBI and the list goes on. Cyber criminals are successfully penetrating even the most high-profile companies and governmental agencies.
Despite having some of the highest cyber security standards in the nation, we learned just last week that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been hacked.
Cyber security threats aren’t going away. In fact, they may be getting worse. With a severe shortage of cyber security professionals to combat increasingly sophisticated attackers coupled with a growing dependence on technology, the threats loom large in 2018.