Finally, weeks after the initial reports came out alleging a massive hack at JP Morgan Chase, the company’s SEC filing indicated that a data breach occurred and impacts approximately 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. They state that only user contact information – name, address, phone number, email addresses – have been compromised. And that there is “no evidence” account number, SSNs, DOBs have been stolen also. Now, that is a massive breach, by any measure. See the previous blog post for one security company’s take on how that happened.
But the fact remains – JP Morgan Chase – the largest bank in the US – got hacked. With all their resources. So where does that leave the smaller organizations? What do they need to do to keep their IP and customer data secure? While the smaller companies might not be targeted as often, it is only a matter of time. Doing nothing – thinking security through obscurity is enough – is just not going to cut it. Develop and implement processes that result in effective security. Contact us to find out more.