Data breaches cost companies millions of dollars worldwide every year. Securing your documents and important business files is one of the easiest ways to prevent information about your business, employees, or customers from getting into the wrong hands.

This section helps you understand more about reducing the risk of a data breach, ways hackers and identity thieves find your business information, and tips on how to ensure your business takes the proper measures if a data breach happens.

Protect Your Company from Electronic Threats

A single data breach can affect millions of people at once. The Advocate Health Care data breach in 2013 affected approximately 4 million people, making it the second-largest known data breach to date. The largest breach affected almost 5 million when a car stereo, GPS, and computer tapes were...

What a Data Breach Means for Your Business

Over the years, advancements in technology have streamlined multiple aspects of our everyday lives. However, with these advancements comes the ever-increasing risk of experiencing a data breach. Fraudsters and identity thieves are taking advantage of every opportunity they can find to get their hands on the personal information of...

Data Breach Risk in the Healthcare Industry

Managing your patients’ health records is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. With the risk of a data breach increasing daily, it is important to ensure that your practice is not to blame for any lost or stolen information in order to maintain a positive reputation. So,...

Home Depot Settles $19.5 Million Consumer Lawsuit

Home Depot settled their 2014 big data consumer lawsuit by agreeing to pay $19.5 million to compensate US consumers harmed by the data breach. The retailer plans to set up a $13 million fund to reimburse shoppers for out-of-pocket losses, and spend at least $6.5 million to fund 18...

How to Avoid a Data Breach

“In the past, senior executives and boards of directors may have been complacent about the risks posed by data breaches and cyber-attacks. However, there is a growing concern about the potential damage to reputation, class action lawsuits and costly downtime that is motivating executives to pay greater attention to...

Different Types of Data Breaches

Data Breaches have been all over the news lately, but what do they mean exactly when they say “Data Breach”? There are three different types of data breaches—Physical, Electronic, and Skimming. These all share the same amount of risk and consequences, but find out the differences between them and...

Data Breach Response Plan

With the high increase of data breaches happening every year, it is very important to protect your confidential information. Along with the security enforcement you have in place with your company, you should also have a data breach response plan. Dealing with a breach will be monumentally less challenging if you have...

How to Build a Data Breach Response Plan

With the high increase of data breaches happening every year, it is very important to protect your confidential information. Along with the security enforcement you have in place with your company, you should also have a data breach response plan. Dealing with the breach will be monumentally less challenging if you...

Electronic Media Can Cause a Security Breach

Many businesses have started taking extra security measures to protect their information from being at risk of a security breach. They are becoming more and more frequent, and can be quite detrimental to a business’ success. Being a victim to a data breach can cause great disruption in your...