Sadly I'm not about to answer that question, although if you're reading this, then I'm sure the answer is yes. I'm not even going to comment on the specifics of this article, however, what I do think is important to highlight is the increasing growth in Data breaches.
Big Data is going to be, if it isn't already, the buzz words of the future. In order to fully understand the market place you are working in and to be able effectively and efficiently market to your target audience you will need to know as much as possible about them. This will involve obtaining and storing lots and lots of Data. This comes with a problem. If your storage facilities aren't secure you could leave yourself open to an online attack.
Having just co-hosted a live Webinar on Data Protection which touched briefly on Cyber Security I am only too aware of the implications of a Data breach. The Information Commissioners Office do not look favourably on any organisation that does not have a Data Protection policy or processes or provides effective training to their staff. Currently they can impose a fine of up to £500,000 and if you think that's bad wait until the law changes in 2018. You could be fined 4% of your annual turnover. You do the maths.
So, if you want my advice, don't try to be one of the Beautiful People, try to be one of the Wise People. Take a look at your policies and procedures and if they're not right on in place, do something about it.
The details of more than a million members including their weight, height, job, and phone numbers were discovered unencrypted online in December 2015.They have now been sold on the black market, said security expert Troy Hunt.