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.

Planning for a data breach protection plan

Data Breach Types and How to Protect Yourself

Considering the average cost of a data breach in 2019 hit $8.19 million and how in just the first six months of the year there were more than 3,800 data breaches, it’s essential you know the types of breaches to look out for and more importantly how to protect...

Top Tips for Data Breach Prevention & Response

Cyber-criminals are learning new techniques and tricks to steal information from people. It can be difficult to predict what they will do during an attack, but there are still things you can do for data breach prevention. It’s important to protect against invasion and try to minimize the damage....
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Data Breaches: Protection Guidelines for 2018 (Video)

The term data breach is often associated with electronic hacks affecting digital networks, but data stored electronically is not the only sensitive data is at risk. Information contained in physical documents still presents a large risk to security, and when mishandled it can lead to expensive consequences. Watch the...
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Case Study: Why Paper Poses as Much Risk for Data Breaches as Digital

With new stories seeming to crop up every few weeks, the term “data breach” is quickly becoming a household phrase. While for the large part attention is typically drawn to stories of hackers penetrating and exploiting networks and electronics, experts agree and past evidence proves that paper data breaches...
Vulnerability

Protect Your Company from Electronic Threats

A single data breach can affect millions of people at once and cost your business millions of dollars. Yahoo’s data breach in 2016 that affected 500 million customers cost the company $350 million because Verizon was no longer willing to pay full price to buy Yahoo after the breach....

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...
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Common Types of Data Breaches

Data Breaches have been all over the news lately, but what exactly is meant by the term “Data Breach”? There are three different types of data breaches—physical, electronic, and skimming. They all share the same amount of risk and consequences but are unique in execution. It is important to...
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Preventing Unintentional Data Breaches

There are three root causes of a data breaches: malicious or criminal attacks, system glitches, and unintentional security breaches. Accidental security breaches account for 18% of data all breaches, costing $141 per lost or stolen record in 2017. There are three steps you can take to protect your company from...
Limited Liability

Limiting Legal Liability for HIPAA and FACTA

  Security breaches and data leaks are making headlines everyday. Now, more than ever, is the time to consider implementing a secure, record management plan. With a record management plan in place, you can limit the potential liability in a lawsuit. By following a record retention program that covers...