Large Corporate Data Breaches – Small Businesses Need Protection Too

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Large Corporate Data Breaches – Small Businesses Need Protection Too

Large corporate data breaches seem to be constantly in the headlines now. One company after another is being targeted by online attackers trying to steal customers’ financial information.

Over the past year, we have witnessed the following corporations become vulnerable to cyber-attacks:

  • Target (November 2013 – December 2013) – Approximately 70 – 110 million customers affected.
  • Home Depot (They just acknowledged the breach on Tuesday, September 2nd and are still investigating). It looks to be similar to the Target attack and may date back to early April or late May of 2014.
  • Apple’s iCloud (August 31, 2014). Hackers were able to obtain celebrities’ passwords in order to gain access to nude photos obtained in the Cloud. It was a highly targeted attack.
  • Neiman Marcus Group, Ltd. (July 16, 2013 to October 30, 2013) – 350,000 payment cards affected.
  • Goodwill (February 10, 2013 – August 14, 2014) – 10% of their locations were affected – here is a list of the stores that were compromised.

As a small business owner, you may think to yourself that you aren’t at risk for data breaches because you’re not a corporate giant like the companies mentioned above. All of us want to believe “it can’t happen to me”, but it unfortunately can.

In today’s world of BYOD (bring your own device) to work, many devices are hooked up to the same data and pose a potential risk to your company. Do you have a plan if your client’s data is compromised? Quite possibly you haven’t even thought about it. With CTI’s help, you can put that worry aside. We can help you secure your network and all of the devices on it, therefore protecting your data.

 

 

By | 2014-09-09T13:13:19+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Business IT Support|0 Comments

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