2020 is off to a start that not many could have predicted.
As new processes are put in place, and operational efficiency continues to become a priority, along with the physical safety of employees and team members, something else should remain critically important: data security.
Something especially important for all businesses – regardless of industry – is online security, more specifically, security breaches and cyber-attacks.
Each year, there have been more news stories than preceding years about major corporations and companies facing attacks – from malware to ransomware to other compromises. It’s easy to start glazing over them, or simply hoping for the best.
Now, however, it’s more important that business leaders start to pay attention and take action: protecting valuable, confidential customer and process data has never been more critical.
Stats to Consider
Unsure of how likely an attack is, or of the resulting costs? Check out the following statistics:
- All businesses are at risk, including small businesses. 43% of attacks target small businesses.
- 64% of companies across the board have experienced at least one online-based attack or hack.
- The costs of attacks will continue to rise. Today, the average cost of a data breach is over $150 million.
- Online data is compromised every 39 seconds. These attacks affect one of three Americans on a yearly basis.
Breaches are common. They are costly. And, all businesses are at risk.
Mission Critical: Protecting Your Data
Whether you collect patient data and must comply with strict regulations and privacy acts, or, you work with valuable trade secrets, testing information and other data, it’s clear that now is the time to be sure that data is safe.
Where should you start?
First, pay attention to the software and solutions that you use to gather, process and report on data. One flaw or weakness could lead to major consequences. Because of this, Zerion’s end-to-end data solutions – starting with iFormBuilder – are designed with an industry-leading Trust-No-One infrastructure. We believe that only those who need access to data should have that access, and that no level of security is overkill. Protection is paramount.
Next, learn about ways to protect data stored elsewhere, along with online accounts. A few steps – like modifying your passwords – could pay off in the long run. Check out our CEO’s password series, and share it with those inside your company. A few small changes could go a long way.
Finally, bring security to the forefront within your organization. Discuss the challenges that your employees and team members may face, field questions and do a little extra research. Preventative action is always a positive.
If you’re ready to reexamine the tools you use to collect, analyze and report on data, learn more about our trust-no-one security measures, today. Now’s a great time to make a change, especially when it comes to keeping your organization’s most valuable asset – your data – secure.
We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to devise a plan for moving forward.