How to do digital spring cleaning for your small business

Spring is here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. This year, in addition to tidying up the office and sprucing up your operations, make sure you keep digital spring cleaning in mind. After all, a data breach can not only potentially harm your customers, but it can result in a severe loss of trust in your brand, one that your business may never recover from. That makes digital spring cleaning one of the most important preventive actions you can take.

Unfortunately, cybercrime is just as much a threat as ever. In September 2017, the Equifax breach revealed to hackers the personal information of 148 million Americans. Last year, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities could have allowed the exploitation of potentially every Intel processor made in the past decade — without leaving any evidence of the hack. Facebook, MyFitnessPal, and others have sustained breaches affecting tens of millions of users.

And cybercrime doesn’t just threaten corporate giants. The Better Business Bureau’s 2017 “State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North America” report estimated that cybercrime costs small businesses $80,000 per year on average.

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