Nowadays cyber security is seemingly ever-present in the headlines, and on boardroom agendas. Attacks on TalkTalk, Target, eBay, JP Morgan and Sony, to name but a few, have all made clear that data breaches are the new corporate espionage and now the most effective route to damaging enterprises; embarrassing executives, striking fear into customers and impacting the bottom line.
This Journal, launched in partnership with TalkTalk, explores the mentality of hackers. Through a series of articles we uncover various perspectives on the act of hacking, from those who see it as a moral crusade to others who are simply using it as an ever more sophisticated form of criminality. We also gather insights from the frontlines of the battle to beat cyber crime as business and political leaders share their thoughts on how we navigate the risks of this new era.