When we move too quickly or act without thinking, we make mistakes. When it comes to your business website, rushing things, making mistakes, or missing steps can result in catastrophic data loss, site hacking, infiltration, and missed analytic opportunities.
Modern society has changed extremely quick in a short time compared to the rest of human history. The digital age is in full swing, and the advancements we’ve made are absolutely staggering. Unfortunately, some of this progress happens so quickly that it can become exploitable.
Following the recent onslaught of privacy and data security-related legislation, in July 2018 Comparitech released a report intended to identify the best and worst states in the nation when it comes to online privacy (the “Report”). The Report is based upon numerous criteria, including, but not limited to, laws governing the manner by which companies are permitted to use and disseminate user data, laws that protect children, and whether warrants are required for legal authorities to access user data.
With the recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica and other third-party apps harvest our personal data and use it for profit, the issue of online privacy has been brought to the fore again. Just how safe is your data online?
EvenFacebook itself scans the private messagesyou send through messenger. That a data breach could occur in one of the biggest social media sites should concern everyone and particularly parents since the job of keeping their children safe just got a little more complicated.
There is nothing new under the sun, and indeed a company’s need to protect itself from the dangers of would-be thieves has been an important issue for as long as companies have existed.
However, the modern age requires a wide-ranging understanding of where danger lurks and how that danger needs to be combated. Even intellectual property has historically been stolen, but now more than ever, that gives criminals the ability to lurk from the comfort of their own home.