According to the latest Breach Level Index report, there were 918 reported data breaches and almost 1.9 billion compromised data records worldwide in the first half of 2017. Despite extensive coverage on these breaches and widespread panic among both consumers and companies, too many organizations are still not doing enough to protect themselves and their customers. The numbers of breaches occurring, and the numbers of records being stolen for malicious purposes, are not decreasing. Instead, there was a 13% increase in the number of breaches over the first six months of 2016, and, even more troublingly, malicious theft was the motive driving three quarters of data breaches, an increase of 49% compared the second half of 2016.
Data breaches happen unexpectedly and unknowingly. While the worst offenders are organizations who do little or nothing to protect their customers' information, there is a disturbingly significant contingent of organizations that cross their proverbial fingers and hope they've done enough to secure their data, without really knowing whether they have. This leads to an explosive and reactive situation, in which just a single click of a button can expose your small business's most valuable data across thousands of networks. Businesses across a wide range of industry sectors are at risk of experiencing devastating financial losses and irreparable harm to their reputations as a result of cyberattacks and data breaches.
Just one unwitting or disgruntled employee can detonate the ticking time bomb that is a malicious data breach risk, and the only way to prevent the KA-BOOM! is to become proactive about data breach risk security. Get started now by investing now in our Data Breach Risk Report. Our Data Breach Risk Report identifies vulnerable information on your networks, so you can take proactive steps to secure sensitive data.
The analysis behind our Data Breach Risk Report mines and uncovers the information on your network that's at risk. With this report, you'll know exactly where potential time bombs lie in wait, as well as your potential financial liability. so that you can take steps to disarm them. Our clients are often shocked at the vulnerabilities our analysis identifies. They frequently find their employees have inadvertently stored clients' social security numbers, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, and credit cards in unguarded documents, emails, and other files that could easily be swiped.
Take Charge of Your Data!
Armed with a Data Breach Risk Report, you'll know exactly what steps you'll need to take to boost your data's security and preserve your customers' trust. We recommend you immediately move to delete or encrypt the stored data. You should also seriously consider creating strong web and email acceptable-use policies as well as data-storage policies to avoid backup and disaster recovery issues. In addition, engaging your employees in security awareness training is an excellent step you can take to boost employee understanding and buy-in.
Operating System and Software Security Auditing
Out-of-date and unpatched software is frequently found on servers and workstations within organizations' networks. With our exhaustive Operating System and Software Security Audit, included in your Data Breach Risk Report, you no longer have to worry whether your network's so-called automatic updates actually took place or whether your software needs updating. Thanks to our Security Audit, you'll know exactly which software and systems require essential updates and security patches to repair critical vulnerabilities, so you can take the necessary steps to secure your system and, ultimately, protect your organization's future.
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