Data Breach 101: What It Is, Why You Should Care, And How To Respond

In today’s digital world, data breaches are becoming increasingly common, posing a risk to the confidentiality of sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, personal health information, and other confidential data.
Unauthorized access to a system or network by hackers or a company’s own employees can result in a data breach. The consequences of a data breach can be
severe, including significant financial loss, identity theft, legal action, and damage to a company’s reputation and customer trust.
To protect against data breaches, companies should implement robust security measures, including secure infrastructure, up-to-date software and hardware, data
storage and protection policies, and a plan for promptly responding to data breaches and notifying affected customers and/or staff, as well as any regulatory body.