Data Breaches Are a Dire Threat
Apple recently dropped some eye-opening stats, revealing that more than 2.6 billion personal records were compromised by data breaches in the past two years.
That may seem like a lot of numbers and jargon, but stick with us because this affects your business and your customers more than you might first realize.
Data breaches have become a global epidemic, and the situation is getting worse by the day. The number of data breaches tripled between 2013 and 2022 and is still on the rise. That’s a red flag waving right in front of us.
Why should you care? Your business’s reputation, customer trust, and financial well-being are all on the line. It’s almost too much to imagine the fallout for your business if your customers’ personal information was compromised.
Apple’s Senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, put it bluntly: “Bad actors continue to pour enormous amounts of time and resources into finding more creative and effective ways to steal consumer data.”
The threats are real, and they’re growing.
So, what can your business do to protect itself and your customers? Here are some steps to consider:
End-to-end encryption: This means that even the server housing your data can’t read it. If the server can’t understand it, neither can cyber criminals.
Advanced data protection: This extends encryption to critical info like passwords and sensitive data, adding an extra layer of security.
Stay informed and vigilant: Keep an eye on the evolving threats, stay updated and adapt your security measures accordingly—or have an expert do it for you.
Remember, data breaches can hit any business, regardless of their size or industry. If my team can help you keep your data better protected, get in touch.
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