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“These days, bad guys can get paid just because they have an ID. Another expert could just work on data exfiltration, another can figure out the extortion angle,” says Sam Rehman, CISO at EPAM. “Now we are working against an ecosystem, not just one or two hobbyists.” (Credit: Brocreative/Stock.adobe.com) “These days, bad guys can get paid just because they have an ID. Another expert could just work on data exfiltration, another can figure out the extortion angle,” says Sam Rehman, CISO at EPAM. “Now we are working against an ecosystem, not just one or two hobbyists.” (Credit: Brocreative/Stock.adobe.com)

Old school cybersecurity primarily relied on fencing in data, a tactic akin to building a wall around sensitive information and systems and making sure it has a strong gate. While this works well to some degree, as more and more processes go digital and systems become further networked, it is becoming increasingly insufficient.

On top of this, as more integration occurs, the ability for cybercriminals to more robustly monetize a single attack becomes greater, according to Sam Rehman, chief information security officer at EPAM.

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