With data breaches seemingly becoming more prevalent by the day, it has become increasingly important for businesses to be proactive about security.
It’s obvious why these attacks target banks or insurance providers, but the fact is virtually every business maintains information that could be valuable to criminals. If you have payment records, employee data or personally identifiable information about your customers, you have something they want.
The threat extends beyond large enterprises as well. It’s estimated that 60 percent1 of targeted attacks hit small and midsize businesses, which can be especially troubling when you don’t have the resources to implement elaborate countermeasures. Beyond the immediate costs and disruption to business continuity, data breaches can erode hard-earned trust in your organization and mar your reputation with current and prospective customers.
Fortunately, there are a number of easy fixes that can help improve your security without the need for a massive technology investment. Here are a few commonly overlooked areas of risk that your business can start addressing right away: