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An exciting billion dollar sector with bleeding-edge technology and amazing career opportunities.

 

Data Security is a billion dollar issue. There’s never a shortage of date breaches and compromises, hacks and mistakes in the news. As technology permeates every nook and cranny of our lives, and devices become further interconnected, and more and more data about every aspect of consumers is stockpiled, the risks of that data being exploited malevolently multiply.

 

Web business have been especially hard-hit: Ebay was hacked and had 145,000,000 records stolen this year, apparently login credentials obtained from some employees were used to access and copy a large number of records from the user database. Hackers got 50,000,000 records from Living Social and Evernote each. AOL has been hacked twice and once accidentally published user data, in all over the decade+ consumer records of over 100,000,000 users has been compromised.

 

Financial institutions are at risk, as evidenced by the recent hack at JP Morgan Chase in which 76,000,000 account holders had their personal information stolen. The hack began in June but wasn’t discovered until July. Even the NASDAQ and the European Central Bank got hacked last year.

 

Retailers are an obvious target, pun intended! Target’s infamous data breach in which malware was installed on machines that customers used to swipe their cards in stores affected 70,000,000 users. The mystery has yet to be revealed as to how warnings from Target’s computer security firm FireEye went unheeded. And Home Depot had a rerun this year losing up to 56,000,000 customers’ data, perhaps performed by the same perpetrators.

 

The very recent attack on Anthem has added implications. While the leak of data was reportedly “only” names, DOBs, member ID/Social Security numbers, employment information and email addresses, what happens if personal medical information being leaked in future hacks on healthcare companies?

 

To visualize the data breaches since 2004 across multiple industries, check out the World’s Biggest Data Breaches on the InformationisBeautiful.net website which presents an interactive portrait of selected organizations with losses greater than 30,000 records.

 

 

The opportunities to work with data protection companies are among the most exciting. There are innovative and exciting companies offer fabulous career paths, and the chance to work with the bleeding-edge technology and the best and brightest talent in the field.

 

Redfish Technology is excited about the team building we’ve been participating in with exciting security companies in the data protection arena like:

 

Voltage Security is a leading data protection provider, delivering secure, scalable, and proven data-centric encryption, tokenization and key management solutions, enabling our customers to effectively combat new and emerging security threats.

 

Arxan offers solutions for software running on mobile devices, desktops, servers, and embedded platforms. Arxan runs on more than 300 million devices across a range of industries, including: financial services, high tech/independent software vendors (ISVs), manufacturing, healthcare, digital media, gaming, and others.

 

Barracuda’s best of breed products secure your organization’s threat vectors including email, web browsing, mobile devices and remote access.

 

Cloudmark is the most trusted leader in security — protecting traffic, data and infrastructure. We safeguard service providers, enterprises and consumers worldwide with immediate, predictive protection from ever-evolving network threats.

 

Celestix Networks is the market-leading provider of network security solutions that enable the simple deployment of secure remote access connectivity across the cloud and distributed offices.

 

Bluebox Security offers the first mobile data security and management solution to safeguard corporate data across the device, application, and network. The cloud-based solution provides complete visibility and security of corporate data.

 

BubblewrApp offers a cloud security solution that is poised to change the future of enterprise security. This is a well-funded startup in the Bay Area and have raised the initial round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Menlo Ventures.

 

Ixia is a leading provider of application performance and security resilience solutions. Ixia provides physical and virtual design testing, security assessment, network performance and security visibility.

 

We are currently recruiting for software development, QA, automation engineers, product management and marketing managers, business development, sales, and support professionals for these and other security and high tech companies. Contact us today!

 

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