Data Security Mistakes to Avoid

4 Data Security Mistakes You Can’t Afford

Companies, such as Target, Home Depot, and Michaels—to name but a few, have made a lot of  big data security blunders lately, and they’ve made equally big headlines for those mistakes, as you can see here, here, and here.

These companies remain in business because they’re far too big, with far too many lawyers, to let a data breach (even a major one) send them to bankruptcy. Small businesses generally lack this luxury and one data breach—even a modest one—could completely disrupt a small business’s operations.  A major data breach could kill the business entirely.

In addition to data security breaches, data compliance concerns haunt many small businesses, especially those in highly regulated sectors or that have government contractors for clients.

4 Small Business Data Security Mistakes

Clearly, small businesses face daunting challenges in today’s breach-prone world, but there are ways to mitigate the risks. Let’s take a look at four of the most common data security errors that small business owners should avoid.

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Source: Small Business, Article by Joe Stanganelli, Posted April 29, 2015

Joe Stanganelli is a writer, attorney and communications consultant. He is also principal and founding attorney of Beacon Hill Law in Boston. Follow him on Twitter at @JoeStanganelli.


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