In the world of data security, it seems large corporations are the ones stealing the headlines with news of another data breach; but data breaches can hit hard no matter what size business, especially without a data security plan.
Reality check for small businesses: You are susceptible to data breaches just as much or more so than large corporations! Because small to medium-sized businesses lack resources for high data security and IT asset management, they become easy targets for cyberthieves looking for an extra gift during the holiday season.
Big data used to be a problem for small companies to get their hands on. Since the Obama Administration took steps to allow small businesses access to information generated and stored by the Federal Government, no longer does small business mean small data. Some companies get caught up in the big picture and fail to protect themselves from cyber predators.
But, we can’t afford data security
Data security measures don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, but they will certainly drain your funds if your company is hit with an attack. The cost of a data breach is constantly on the rise, up to $136 from $130 per compromised record just in the last year. Not to mention, the financial toll of a data breach is expected to grow 10 percent each year through 2016 due to new discoveries of IT vulnerabilities.
We have data security measures in place. What more can we do?
Have you considered the after-life of your IT and mobile assets? CIOs are constantly struggling to keep up with changing mobile trends, while managing the quick turnover of IT assets.
IT asset management and disposition organizations strive to provide proper data erasure services for the whole IT spectrum because your data can end up in the wrong hands even in the asset’s after-life.
HOBI International is confident in our innovative IT management and disposition processes. Gaining ground in the future of mobility, HOBI has become a sole provider for all mobile and IT needs. From management and repair to data erasure, refurbishment and recycling, we are the IT and mobile asset management organization to watch.
As technology and data expand and mature, so must security and management measures. Don’t unintentionally give a holiday bonus to your neighborhood cyberthief. Ensure your company has proper procedures for data security and asset management.
Your company can and will be in tomorrow’s headlines without proper data security measures in place.