It's a tough business - doing battle day in, day out - against a never-ending stream of cybercriminals.

How do security professionals like Kim L. Jones, senior vice president and CSO for Vantiv, keep getting up, going to work each day in order to fight the good fight?

Bottom line: It's all about making a difference.

"It's the single mom shopping retail. She's doing what she can, she's making ends meet," he explained. "She goes to swipe her credit card and her card is declined either because someone has hacked my system and stolen her data or someone has hacked my system and shut it down."

In an interview with SecureWorld Media, Jones said that trying to protect customers and consumers - just like that single mom - is what inspires him to pick up the sword every day.

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