Staples is just one more “infected with a type of malware that was stealing customers' payment information, including credit- and debit-card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and magnetic-strip card verification codes”
My main concern is the successful attack at JP Morgan Chase. The largest US bank lost personal information of 76 million households and it took several months to detect.
I’m also concerned that the U.S. power grid could be shut down.
Unfortunately, current security approaches can't tell you what normal looks like in your own systems and the situation is getting worse according to Verizon. Verizon is reporting that this a growing issue. Less than 14% of breaches are detected by internal security tools according to the annual international breach investigations report by Verizon.
Attackers will always figure out how to get around defenses, so you need to lock down the data that they want to steal.
So we need to protect our sensitive data itself with modern data centric security technology. As consumers, we must demand better protection from the companies we do business with.
Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity