What would a data breach look like at your small business? Chances are it would look very ugly. The reality is that most small businesses don’t have the talent to execute data breach protection. Preventing a data breach 24×7 that could emanate from the web or inside your organization is complex – cyber criminals know this and tend to prey on the weak.  Small business data breaches are on the rise according to many sources, including The National Cyber Security Alliance, Verizon, Homeland Security and NAP Technologies.

In addition, most Business Owner’s Policies (BOP) do not cover cyber liability, and this potential double whammy can send a small business reeling. In May of 2012, Lifestyle Forms & Displays Inc., a mannequin maker located in Brooklyn New York, had $1.2 million taken from its bank accounts in matter of hours through online transactions. There are patterns to these data breaches that can be prevented with the right tools and people…and this level of prevention requires IT security specialists.

You take preventive measures where you can; alarm systems, gates, locks, fire protection, life insurance, car insurance and more…preventing a data breach should be no exception.