"Cybersecurity." It's a phrase echoing through the halls of nearly every major industry at the moment, and rightfully so: Many organizations are unaware of their vast vulnerabilities to a data breach, and few have a plan in place to prepare for a cyber attack.

As a principal in Rehmann's consulting department focusing on IT security assessments, companies hire my team and I to attempt to hack into their systems and identify vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. One of my team members is a certified ethical hacker — and yes, for those of you jumping onto Google to run a search, it is a real certification.

Having performed assessments for organizations throughout the country, one thing is certain: Nearly every organization my team has assessed is vulnerable in some way. High-profile cyberattacks on Sony Pictures and the Democratic National Committee show that even large, sophisticated organizations can be breached.

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