Andrew C. Herlands

Andrew C. Herlands is vice president, Global Systems Engineering, at Trustwave, which helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. 


Articles by Andrew C. Herlands

As the volume of digital information being produced across industries grows at record rates, databases are becoming more integral to organizations than ever before. These data stores contain the lifeblood of an organization and the sensitive information within them must be protected from improper access and breaches, which continue to rise in frequency. In 2017, there were more than 1,500 data breaches reported in the U.S. alone—nearly a 45% increase year-over-year—and according to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach rose to $3.86 million.

Posted June 10, 2019

Every company is undoubtedly concerned about keeping outside attackers away from its sensitive data, but understanding who has access to that data from within the organization can be an equally challenging task. The goal of every attacker is to gain privileged access. An excessively privileged user account can be used as a weapon of destruction in the enterprise, and if a powerful user account is compromised by a malicious attacker, all bets are off.

Posted February 17, 2016