Last month, the OPM (Office of Personnel Management for the Federal Government) was rocked by a  serious privacy and security breach.  It is yet another important reminder of the need for security.  Wired published an excellent summary of the incident, in which it is revealed that OPM did not have any IT Security personnel until 2013.
With each new incident, it is becoming inescapable that IT security must be a top priority for organizations of all sizes and missions.