It’s Time To Get Your Cybersecurity Plan In Place
Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by BY TURNER PADGET LITIGATION TEAM
Cybersecurity threats pose risks to every type of business. As our dependence on technology has increased, the opportunities for data to fall into the wrong hands are all around.
Every business has some understanding of the dangers of dealing with sensitive data. We’ve heard the horror stories. Hospitals have been held hostage by hackers demanding ransom in exchange for restoring access to electronic files. Data files stolen from retailers have resulted in millions of compromised credit card accounts. Threats include any way fraudsters can use your information to make a buck.
Think of a cybersecurity plan in the same way as a plan you would prepare for any other emergency. Businesses take preventative steps to avoid fires, accidents and other catastrophic events and have plans for how to respond when an emergency comes up. Fire drills, safety procedures and incident response teams can help protect businesses from physical threats. Data breaches may be more difficult to detect initially, but they can have a similar disruptive effect on your business – and on the bottom line.continue reading