The phrase any business owner most dreads hearing at the moment is probably, "data breach." A data breach means you failed to protect your customers' information and that you're about to lose the trust of your clientele.
True, it seems like every major company has had a data breach in the past year, but while a big company can survive the PR nightmare, a small business often can't.
Even worse, if the big boys can't keep hackers out of their systems, how can a smaller company that's operating on a shoestring hope to stay safe? It seems almost impossible.
Fortunately, avoiding some basic mistakes that companies of any size can make will help minimize the risk. Taking care of these won't make you 100 percent safe, but it should make a data thief's job harder.
So, let's get started on protecting your business.