Let me ask you something: How well equipped is your company to deal with and respond to a potential data breach? On a scale of 1-10. Do you know? Not sure? Experian put out an interesting report regarding data breach preparedness. They found that 23% of respondents believed that their organization doesn’t understand what needs to be done following a material data breach to prevent loss of customer and client trust. 30% weren’t sure at all and only 14% agreed. That should tell you that if you’re not taking proactive steps to prevent and manage data breach, you’re not alone. Thousands of companies are overlooking the most basic IT security measures and have little understanding for where to start. Are you one of those companies? Take a moment to explore five of the most commonly overlooked IT security measures and see how you stack up.
IT security isn’t something to mess around with. Sure, small businesses are much less likely to be attacked than some of the major companies that have been breached to date, but that doesn’t change the fact that it happens. Whether or not you continue to overlook these important IT security measures could be the decision that makes or breaks your business.
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