According to this story on the front page of Yahoo! today, $1 Trillion dollars worth of data loss was perpetrated in 2008. That is more than the current spending bill...erm, "stimulus bill" being proposed by Pres. Obama. That kind of money is staggering... and now it's making the front pages.
hacks every day that continue to pile up, and the numbers seem to pile up faster as the world economic condition struggles to stave off global depression. Obviously organized crime has found a way to thrive in these dark times; so remember that your employees are even more vulnerable to orgnized cime "temptations" for insider crime.
The atrocities at SRA and HPS, if you analyze them rationally, could not have been perpetrated by a "virus"; but are most likely the victims of custom-created malware which was seeded by an insider. As things get worse the insiders, those employees terrified about losing their jobs - will be your greatest enemies.
Think carefully before cutting those security dollars and spend on security programs, lest your business be the next victim in the $1 Trillion+ loss-pile for 2009.