“Data breaches continue to haunt businesses of all sizes. Therefore, it is always a good time to brush up on best practices to help protect your company from a data breach.”
– Glenn Baruck, eDot
Look at recent history, and you will see that in the past five years, more than 14.7 billion records have been lost or stolen due to data breaches. In the business world, victims are companies, both large and small. Remarkably, according to reports, less than 5% of the data exposed in breaches over the past five years was encrypted. Couple this with the fact that almost every business handles sensitive or personally identifiable data and you will see why it is always a good time to look at best practices for protecting your business from a data breach.
This topical article posted by Matt Shealy on Smallbiztechnology.com provides an excellent overview of the current best practices for IT management to protect businesses from data breaches.