Following on from the news that one of the world’s leading market research and investment advisory firms, Forrester, had been hit by a data breach, it has been revealed that hackers have stolen confidential and sensitive reports.
Commenting on this news development is Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, who said:
The Forrester breach is another reminder that all data, particularly sensitive data, needs protecting by companies of all sizes. Data has become the currency of our time. Therefore, it is essential to have robust threat detection capabilities in place that can monitor and alert where unauthorised access is being attempted so that the appropriate response may be taken. Having ongoing detection in place across both the network and critical hosts allows enterprises to have the assurance that systems are working as intended and that their data is secure. Unfortunately, Forrester’s reputation for maintaining the security of market sensitive data could take a hit, depending on the severity of the attack.