make things very difficult for the hackers.
People tend to think of security as an ab-
solute, but it's a relative concept."
corporations entrusted to protect databases
often with millions of customers' names.
tration Office at M&T Bank, the largest
bank in Western New York and 17th-
largest in the nation. But he doesn't believe
of cyber attacks than other companies.
other places are more likely to be attacked
because they might be a little less prepared
than a bank is," Wischman said. "Cyberse-
curity is critical for all industries because
customer data is everywhere."
mitted, but the scope of the Target and
Home Depot hacks scared executives
from an annoyance to `Oh my gosh!'''
Meyer said. "Sirius has 29 million sub-
scribers. We have another 10 to 12 million
trial users constantly because they bought
either a new or used car in which our serv-
ice is available.
with us via an online process. So we don't
have a choice -- 100% of them expect
our own staff. I think we have no less
than three outside consultants helping
us every day with this process, includ-
ing one of them who is simply hired
to see what they can do to us."
to hack into their databases to see
how vulnerable they are. In fact,
learning how to hack into computer
systems will be part of the curriculum
in the university's new program.
hacking," said Andrianoff, director of
SBU's cybersecurity program.
breadth of the computer's impact on
the business world -- for the better,
most certainly, but the remarkable ad-
vances have come at a price.
management issue like cybersecurity
in my 35 years in the workplace.
Everyone uses technology. Every or-
ganization of every size."
"Connectivity is the way I speak to
my business, the way I transact my
life," Meyer said. "At its fundamental
core, we have built a very sophisti-
cated infrastructure in this world that
is fully connected, and that's where
the weakness is. That's what makes us
all so vulnerable and why a program
in cybersecurity is such a great oppor-
tunity for St. Bonaventure."