Small Businesses are especially vulnerable to data breaches as they usually house lots of data but lack the proper resources to protect and maintain that data. A large data breach can bring a SMB to it’s knees… just ask the recently bankrupt Impairment Resources.
Being protected, through routine risk analysis, being informed, through data audits and being prepared, through a data breach incident response plan (one that you’ve tested!) are key to minimizing your risk.
Information Week has a great small list of things SMB’s can do to help them navigate cyber risk:
“If [SMBs] collect sensitive data, they need to face the inevitable fact that they will have a data-loss incident, whether that’s a breach, a lost USB stick, or a stolen computer,” Spiezle said in an interview. Adopting that mindset isn’t a pessimistic approach; it’s a pragmatic one, according to Spiezle, because it leads to better planning and smarter, faster decisions.
You can read the whole article here: How To Handle A Data Breach: 5 Tips For SMBs