SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 20, May 14, 2015

Best Practices to Deter Internet Criminals

With the amount of information transferred and transactions conducted on the Internet daily, opportunities for modern criminals are greater than ever.

During a recent speech at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama reminded us: “If we’re going to be connected, then we need to be protected.” The sentiment summarizes a growing problem facing businesses that rely on modern technology to transact business: the data breach.

“Data breach” is a term used to describe a wide variety of lapses in security that result in unauthorized access to information stored in electronic form. High-profile mega data breaches receive the greatest media attention, but small and mid-size companies face the same risks.

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