Have you ever had your credit card compromised? Maybe you found a purchase on your bill that you know you didn’t make, or perhaps your credit card company called you about suspicious activity on your account. In the past, this could have happened if your credit card number was stolen at a gas station, restaurant, or retail store. Nowadays, thieves are turning to technology to get a hold of credit card numbers, bank information, and identities of unsuspecting people.
Having your personal financial information stolen is a terrible situation to face. But just think about how much worse it could be if the security of your business records were compromised! Customer information, business transactions, and financial records could all be available to thieves. How does this happen? What can you do to protect yourself and your business?
Case Study: Target’s Credit Cards Targeted
Late in 2013 Target was caught off-guard by hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit card information. The fallout cost Target millions of dollars in recovery costs, bad publicity, and stock market value. Watch below to see more.
Are You At Risk?
The short answer is YES. Any business that uses email, a website, or even does transactions via the telephone can be a target for hackers. And, just because you are a small business does not mean that you will be overlooked by hackers. Oftentimes, small to medium-sized businesses are the best targets for cyber attacks because these companies have lower levels of security and may not notice security breaches as quickly.
How Can You Protect Your Business From Cyber Attacks?
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a computer whiz to improve the security of your business. We’ve prepared an easy-to-follow guide outlining best practices for cyber security. Click the button below to download your FREE copy.