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The Bottom Line: Everyone is at risk, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself!

Posted by Lia Surkis on Sep 25, 2017 1:05:45 PM

Just this month, 143 million people were affected by the Equifax security breach. That is almost half the amount of people living in the United States. This was just one of the 918 breaches that have already occurred this year, affecting almost 2 BILLION data records. The overall number of data breaches occurring each year is increasing at an alarming rate. Many industry professionals are now even considering large cyber attacks to be acts of terrorism. 

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The Bottom Line: Data Breaches Can Be Prevented

Posted by Lia Surkis on Mar 31, 2017 11:16:36 AM

How many customers does your company currently have in your database? Think about that number….is it thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Now take that number and multiply it by $158. That is the current cost incurred from each lost or stolen record containing sensitive or confidential information. For most small-to-mid size businesses, that risk can be well over $1 million.

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Topics: Shredding, Recycling, security, electronics recycling, hard drive destruction, data breach, information security