The constant bombardment of news featuring our favorite brands getting hacked typically creates one of two reactions: “Yeah, but I’m a little shop, so that can’t happen to me” or “I might as well not bother trying to prevent the inevitable.”
But there is a third possible reaction that is too often overlooked: “I refuse to let some random criminal sabotage my business.”
Now more than ever, it’s time to fight back. Here’s why:
- Hackers and their automated tools are looking for low-hanging fruit among millions of Internet-connected businesses (including yours);
- The vast majority of today’s breaches are the result of the same easily-remedied mistakes that have plagued businesses for years; and
- Information security and privacy are considered a top priority, from the White House down to your customer’s house.
The bottom line is that security works best when it’s treated as a core business process, rather than an occasional, point-in-time activity. This means shoring up your IT defenses according to security best practices—many of which are easily implemented.
Need a good place to get started?
Check out ControlScan's white paper, "The Top 5 Security Best Practices for Small Merchants," for ways to jump start your security efforts.
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