Another day, another massive security breach, this time courtesy of hackers who somehow gained entrance into the systems of J.P. Morgan Chase, the biggest bank in the U.S. But if you’re thinking, “I don’t need to worry about my own business getting hacked, because I’m a small fish in a huge pond and there’s no reason hackers would ever target me,” that’s probably not the best line of reasoning to take.
According to statistics from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit advocacy group that logs data breaches, 206 security breaches have been recorded so far in 2014 alone, afflicting organizations as varied as Dairy Queen, the U.S. Investigations Services (USIS), a UPS Store in Atlanta, Georgia and online retailer [company]Backcountry Gear[/company]. As you can tell, you don’t have to be a massive financial institution or a government agency to be at risk.
That being said, there are some…