With all the news in the media surrounding data breaches of major corporations across the world, the loss of customer data has been pushed to the forefront. Whether it is Target or most recently Home Depot, businesses large and small are feeling the effects of both domestic and foreign network hacking. In these larger instances, companies are staffing their IT departments and much of this information is kept in-house. In the case of most small to medium-sized businesses, they have outsourced this exposure and rely on 3rd parties. The problem is, and what many don’t realize, when you outsource IT and your database storage, you don’t necessarily relieve yourself of the liabilities that come along with attaining that information through your day-to-day operations.
By K.L. “Mac” McIntosh III, CIC, CRM