Small businesses are now big targets for cyber crime and data breach. In fact, one-third of data breaches investigated in 2012 were from organizations with fewer than 100 employees. Anyone who stores employee or customer data is at risk. According to Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of US data breaches increased by 27.5 percent in 2014 compared the 2013. The study found 42 percent of breaches occurred in the medical/health care industries.
Bottom line: it's important to be prepared.
• An employee’s laptop containing confidential employee data is stolen
• A disgruntled former IT manager embeds a virus into your computer network that posts confidential donor information onto social media accounts
• An employee accidentally puts a stack of confidential medical records into recycling without shredding