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Topic: Data Breach

Learning from the Biggest Recent Data Breaches of 2022 and 2023

Learning from the Biggest Recent Data Breaches of 2022 and 2023

Data breaches are every business’s worst fear, causing disruptions, financial losses, trust erosion, and potentially even business closure. Large breaches can impact millions globally. Contrary to popular belief, data breaches in 2022 and 2023 aren’t exclusive to large corporations. According to one study, 61% of small and medium-sized businesses were hit by a successful cyberattack […]
Are Tape Backups Still Used in 2024? Absolutely!

Are Tape Backups Still Used in 2024? Absolutely!

Did you know that magnetic tapes are still used for backing up storage in 2024? Find out how large and small businesses are using them to protect their valuable data. What is tape backup? If you were to Google “magnetic tape backup” right now, you’d probably find a heap of articles declaring that tape is […]
Why Hard Drive Destruction is Valuable and Benefits Your Business?

Why Hard Drive Destruction is Valuable and Benefits Your Business?

Identity theft, loss of sensitive information, and millions of dollars in damages are some consequences of criminals gaining access to your business’s data. ConsumerAffairs said consumer identity theft had soared 584% in the last twenty years, which should put the threat in perspective. Your business plays a vital role in protecting your customers’ information. And […]
The Real Cost of a Data Breach Based on a 2022 Analysis

The Real Cost of a Data Breach Based on a 2022 Analysis

Recent IBM data breach cost reports show that the average cost of data breaches has reached $4.35 million, roughly a 13% increase from 2020. This number doesn’t even account for the incalculable costs of data breaches, such as operational downtime, brand reputation damage, customer distrust, and loss of valuable intellectual properties and trade secrets.  In […]
Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Clean Desk Policy to Beat Business Spies

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug. 28, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You’ve studied up on malware and hackers. Maybe you’ve beefed up the IT department and designed a fierce cybersecurity program with firewalls and multiple backups. Perhaps you’ve even educated your team, warning them about opening unfamiliar […]
Data Breaches Hit California Small Businesses, Too

Data Breaches Hit California Small Businesses, Too

Learn why these companies fell prey to breaches and how you can avoid their mistakes. National Fraud Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity for professionals and business owners to reflect on the far-reaching impact of fraud. It’s coming up later this year, beginning November 11 and lasting until the 17th. During this week-long conversation, one […]
IT Risk Management

IT Risk Management

Malware, ransomware, natural disasters; the threats to your network are growing daily. Developing an IT risk management plan can mean the difference between the smooth continuation of business and total collapse. Review these 3 tips to learn how you can proactively protect your business against these mounting dangers. What is IT Risk Management? IT Risk […]
California Updates Its Data Breach Notification Law

California Updates Its Data Breach Notification Law

Over the past four years, California’s Attorney General has received reports of 657 data breaches affecting more than 49 million records. In 2015 alone, nearly three in five Californians were victims of some kind of data leak. If it hasn’t yet happened to your business, it’s probably just a matter of time. The sectors with […]
Five steps to protect your business from data leaks

Five steps to protect your business from data leaks

In the predawn hours of June 30th, a burglar broke into a San Francisco dental office (twice within 3 hours!). He made off with some cash, several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment and a tablet computer.

4 Things You Can Do At Work To Prevent ID Theft

Don’t Use Social Security Numbers While most operations have stopped referring to employees, patients, and clients by their Social Security Number all together; these most valuable digits are still required on many forms, sitting in lots of files, entered into many databases or otherwise exposed. If you need this information, get it once, put it […]