[Blog] Could a Data Breach Happen to You?

[Blog] Could a Data Breach Happen to You?

Postby felicelam » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:43 am

Are you concerned that someone might steal your data and information or your customers? What would the effect on your business be if your servers were breached and customers usernames and passwords were stolen? You might be shocked by this but a recent survey by The Hartford finds that up to 85 percent of small business owners believe a data breach is unlikely.

More importantly, many online business’ are not implementing simple security measures to help protect their customers or employee data. First, let’s take a look at business owners surveyed as it relates to their adoption of some key “risk reduction” best practices that would help reduce their business’ risk of a breach:

1. Lock and secure sensitive customer, patient or employee data - 48 percent

2. Restrict employee access to sensitive data - 79 percent

3. Shred and securely dispose of customer, patient or employee data - 53 percent

4. Use password protection and data encryption - 48 percent

5. Have a privacy policy - 44 percent

6. Update systems and software on a regular basis - 47 percent

7. Use firewalls to control access and lock-out hackers - 48 percent

8. Ensure that remote access to their company’s network is secure - 41 percent

A key note to this survey is that the data showed that nearly two-thirds of business owners (61 percent) believe a data breach violates trust and would jeopardize their relationships with customers, patients and employees and more than one third (38 percent) say that they would have a more negative opinion of company that has recently experienced a breach.

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