While data security continues to grab headlines, further legislation is pending as the demand for professionals in data governance grows fast, says Anne-Marie Walsh of Hays IT.
It seems like a week doesn’t pass without another news story about a data security breach. Whether it’s bugging in the Garda Ombudsman offices or the WikiLeaks scandal, sensitive information is being stolen and taken advantage of by cybercriminals.
In the corporate world it is just as prevalent. At the end of last year, SuperValu experienced a security breach involving its ‘Getaway Breaks’ loyalty scheme, with more than 60,000 customers’ financial information put at risk. Recently, Domino’s Pizza French database was hacked, containing information from more than 600,000 customers.