Imagine the following scenario: You come to work one morning, turn on the lights, and notice that someone has broken in, ransacked your office, and stolen a lot of your professional documents, including the final design for your organization’s new marketing campaign. A month later, you read in the paper that another company just came out with the very same marketing campaign your organization designed months before.

It sounds like a scene right out of a movie, but it does happen, and it’s a scenario that can happen quite dramatically on an organizational level, both domestically and globally. In this Discussion, you and your colleagues will identify trending global cybersecurity risks and examine their implications for a business.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Conduct a web search for a recent article (from the last 1–2 months) about a cybersecurity threat that impacted a global organization’s information systems/information technology and affected its business.

Post an analysis of the impact of cybersecurity risk on the organization from your selected article as follows:

  • Provide a brief description of what happened in the situation and what the immediate impacts to the organization were. Be sure to include a link to the article in your post.
  • Based on what transpired, what might you expect the short- and long-term consequences of the event to be? In what ways do you think it will impact the business (and its customers, if applicable)?

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