Later this week, CEO Arnette Heintze will begin posting a short 6-part series of blogs on what the Hillard Heintze team views as the Top Trends in 2015 in three areas: security risk management, investigations and law enforcement program improvement.  Our comparable series in early January last year garnered thousands of views – and collectively represented our most popular blogs in 2014.

As you’ll read, the single greatest trend we anticipate in 2015 – and this applies to any organization in the public or private sector – is the significant increase in cyber security-related risks, as dramatically evidenced most recently by the Sony hack.

We’re entering a new phase of cyber-related risks.  As an illustrative precursor to our upcoming Top Trends blogs, this infographic published by IBM provides some helpful context on the risks to organizations posed cyber attacks at the threshold of the new year.

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