Countless companies have succumbed to disastrous security breaches, exposing the data of clients and employees, paying millions in remediation and settlements, and leading to C-level firings. Nonetheless, countless other companies still seem to put data security on the back burner, as stories of their demise continue unabated. If a company’s overarching goal is to grow and make money, this matter must become a top priority.
Impressive growth and profit margins are irrelevant if the company ends up losing millions of dollars to rectify an avoidable security breach or half the team that built the business is fired because of negligent security practices. To preserve your business, not to mention your employment status, you have to invest in solid data security ASAP and here are some things to keep in mind when doing so: