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The Latest Victim of Cybercrime: America’s Favorite Pastime

Any true baseball fan knows that data is a big deal in Major League Baseball. Numbers and statistics play a sizable role in how managers strategize and how fans appreciate the game. Keeping up on ERAs, batting averages, and RBIs is what the sport is all about.

Late last month, however, data became the focus of the MLB for a whole new reason. The Houston Astros fell victim to a security breach resulting in a leak of confidential information. Correspondence involving internal trade talks was obtained illegally from the team’s “Ground Control” database and posted to website where participants anonymously share hacked information.

Since the cybercrime, the Astros’ management has turned its attention to enhancing the security of its information systems and encouraging other teams to take similar measures. Baseball franchises may believe that they have adequate protection for their valuable data, but the attack on the Astros proves otherwise.

Unfortunately, this incident is a common refrain in cyber security — one that can be heard across all industries and organizations. Firms let security slip out of focus, finding complacency with their current solutions, only to find out the hard way that cybercriminals are a step ahead. And often, this lesson comes at a cost that’s difficult for an organization to bear.

Lunarline has been behind some of the most sophisticated security operations centers (SOCs) in both the public and private sectors. And beyond that, we help companies of all sizes achieve the kind of security posture that would typically be reserved for only the largest firms.

Taking into consideration your company’s needs, requirements and budget, Lunarline can work with you to develop a full-scale SOC that will keep out the cyber-baddies and protect your bottom line. Or, if a SOC is out of scope, we can handle your security operations though our state-of-the-art, 24-hour SOC — for a fraction of the cost.

In the battle against cybercrime, you want your company to deliver a shutout game. To learn how Lunarline can help, contact us today.

About Spence Witten

Spence has somehow survived ten years at start-ups and small businesses without suffering a (major) nervous breakdown. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales, Spence actually loves working on proposals. If there were any doubt, this is proof that he is in fact certifiably insane. While his title says "Sales" Lunarline doesn't let him off that easy. We make him do real work, too. Luckily he's a recognized subject matter expert in security policy and loves helping clients navigate their way around tricky security compliance standards. He's also been known to lead a software development initiative or two, though that pretty much always ends poorly for everyone involved. He can be reached at spence.witten@lunarline.com.