BizTech: As Data Breaches Surge, Companies Turn to Advanced Security Solutions


Monitoring tools, malware protection and more aid companies’ defenses.

By Karen J. Bannan
November 28, 2018

Granite Properties is not the sort of business that one usually thinks of as a prime target for hackers. The Plano, Texas-based commercial real estate firm doesn’t store or manage much personally identifiable information. But it does manage more than 30 buildings, and the data it protects helps keep people safe.

“We worry about hacking and we constantly look for potential vulnerabilities to protect against it,” explains Clint Osteen, Granite’s senior director of IT, who leads an IT team of seven.

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