Along with most people in the country, nearly everyone here in North Carolina has received a new debit or credit card with the new chip technology designed to ward off data breaches. The effectiveness of this new technology has yet to be thoroughly tested, but it may make consumers feel that their money is safer.
You, like most other North Carolina residents, likely have many accounts with various companies for numerous services. You may conduct actions with those accounts solely online, or you may have reason to visit brick-and-mortar establishments to discuss your information and your accounts with in-person professionals. Whatever the case, you likely dispel a great deal of personal information with these accounts, even if you do not fully realize it.
If you've been a North Carolina business owner for several years or more, you no doubt understand how challenging it can be to keep a business running smoothly and protect the bottom line. Nowadays, the same advanced technology that helps you stay at the top of your game can also place you at great risk for compromised security and data breaches. That said, it's always best to regularly conduct data protection reviews to make sure you're doing everything possible to keep your business information safe.
From digital companies like Yahoo to health insurance giants like Anthem, today it seems as if no company, organization or entity is immune from hackers who steal the personal identifying information of unsuspecting customers, clients, patients, subscribers and donors.