A wide swath of L.A.-based industries–from fintech and banking, to media and entertainment, to aerospace and defense–face unprecedented risk from cyber attacks. Cyber attacks aren’t just mischievous hackers playing games with our security and firewalls anymore. As recent news headlines illustrate, entire companies can be brought to a grinding halt when targeted by “hacktavists” who are backed by nation-states. This is the new reality and face of cyber threats. Understanding these cyber criminals and potential security pitfalls are the cornerstone of a strong business defense.