We expect organisations across all verticals, industries and governments to move past the awareness stage to having a genuine and strong understanding of the gravity of the situation - and that it is necessary for them to assume that their IT environment has already been compromised. In this case, business will look to adopt an intelligence-based security model that works hand in hand with Big Data and analytics, in order to thoroughly understand the risks involved and respond in real-time to mitigate any losses.
We worked with Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU), which is the fourth largest US credit union. It is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its members and earnings are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 650,000 members, security was without a doubt BECU's utmost priority. BECU wanted to not only monitor and be alerted to security breaches from incoming threats but at the same time, ensure sensitive data was not lost through data leakage.
Through the implementation of an integrated security platform, we were able to help BECU save up to 33 percent of time, which allowed them to focus on innovative projects rather than system management. More importantly, the system is now compliant with stringent auditor requirements.
In line with that, one of our focus areas in 2013 is to educate and work closely with banks and other financial institutions to achieve that delicate balance between protecting their IT infrastructures and customers' information without compromising on the overall ease of their customers' experience.
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