You thought your customers would have your back forever—then again, wouldn’t you do the same? According to a recent study by Gemalto, 70 percent of customers would stop doing business with a company if it experienced a data breach.
Most often, cyber attacks and data exposure are rapids that can’t be avoided, and these lead to customers jumping ship to competitor brands. But don’t just weather the storm, build trust and keep your customers by establishing a program of proactive security.
Can you be trusted? According to a study conducted by Verizon, maybe not.
Analyzing 42,068 incidents and 1,935 breaches from 84 countries, Verizon discovered that 77 percent of data breaches involved an insider. Employees, not hackers, are the top cause of data breaches in companies. But if you’re imagining your officemates living a secret life as a cybercriminal kingpin, think again.
Do you have anti-virus software to protect your business’s data? Maybe you also have firewalls and encryption technology, so you think you can just sit back and let technology protect you from a malicious cyberattack.
Sorry—but you’re wrong.
If your IT security strategy relies solely on installing an anti-virus software with no further checks or training, you are vulnerable to an attack.
This article was originally published on 09/17/2015 and has been updated as a guide for HTTPS in 2018.
Do you know the fastest way to turn a popular website into a ghost town: neglect its security. Bright red warnings and broken pages are a terrible way to greet your website’s visitors and you can’t blame them for giving up on your page.
Instead, it’s better to welcome your guests with a secure and breezy browsing experience. One of the most important ways involves something you may have missed: going from HTTP to HTTPS.
Nearly half of all cyber attacks target small businesses. Most small business owners know that they’re not safe: the majority of them list cybersecurity threats as one of their top concerns.