You start a business. You grow your company from an idea to a fully functioning and profitable entity. With success comes clients and, as with most companies, you store personal information either to be used in marketing or from a purchase. As a result, you hold the keys to many of the things that your customers value and treasure in their lives and it is now your responsibility to protect your their personal information. Additionally, your company has a myriad of confidential and private information internally that needs to be protected.
The premise is simple: Protect your company’s data along with your customers’ data. But the execution is complex. Over the past several years we have learned this fact as companies — from the retail giant Target to the credit reporting service Equifax — have fallen victim to cyberattacks.