Prep Your Business for a Data Breach

How vulnerable is your business to a computer data breach? Chances are you are not dealing with…

Georgia (Nov 10, 2015) — How vulnerable is your business to a computer data breach? Chances are you are not dealing with thousands of files containing Social Security numbers, protected health information or financial information belonging to other people….


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"Typically the big breaches come from organized adversaries who are looking for personal information about customers, credit card data of business clients or banking information about the client itself," says Andy Green, lecturer of information security and assurance in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State. "The options are much more understandable for business owners today, and many software applications include protections such as encryption to help companies shield their data." … 

Hossain Shahriar, assistant professor of information technology in KSU's College of Computing and Software Engineering teaches an "ethical" hacking course to help students find and identify system threats. 

"Once they know the system's weaknesses, they're better prepared to detect possible breaches," says Shahriar. "They learn how to scan networks and discover what's there, even if it's not readily obvious."

Shahrair pointed out that a large number of corporate breaches in recent months occurred long before they were detected.

"Some were only found through routine data audits, after the damage was done." …. 

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