The old saying goes “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, but it can be argued that data breaches should be added to that list.
With an endless stream of headlines detailing the latest major organisation to lose its data either due to cyber-attack or human error, consumers can be forgiven for thinking that breaches are now just an unfortunate part of everyday life. Whether it’s Equifax, TalkTalk, Yahoo or one of the hundreds of other companies which has disclosed data loss, we’ve reached a point where consumers can no longer take the security of their data for granted.
Cyber-attacks using phishing emails, malware and other techniques are mostly indiscriminate. So whether you’re an employee, a small business owner, wealthy or not, the chances of you being targeted by a cyber-criminal are similar.