Here’s a frightening statistic: approximately 80 percent of small businesses that experience a data breach go bankrupt or suffer severe financial losses within two years of a security breach.

So what can a small business owner do to protect her business from a security breach? I recently spoke with two security and privacy experts and consulted the leading security/privacy sites to find out. The good news: Protecting your business from a security threat is easier than you think — and much cheaper than the physical, financial, PR, and emotional cost of repairing one.

To learn how you can protect your small business from security threats, check out my latest article for SmallBusinessComputing.com, titled “15 Data Security Tips to Protect Your Small Business.”

And remember, keeping customer information safe isn’t just about practicing safe tech. It’s about hiring the right people, having a good security/privacy policy in place, and common sense.

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