Cybersecurity and data privacy for your business

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Data Breach

Data breaches and ransomware attacks are on the rise for businesses as well as consumers.

  • 31% of all cyber attacks occur at companies with less than 250 employees
  • Average cost of business data breach – $300,000
  • 60% of small businesses will shut down after a data breach
  • Sources: Cyber Data Breach – Is Your Business Ready?, New Agency Partners, FBI IC3 Internet Crime Report 2013

We’ve heard continuing stories of major data breaches across the country and even in north Alabama. In addition, CyberHeist News from, compared the recent dramatic increase in ransomware attacks as a “Ransomware Horror Show.”

The BBB is committed to helping businesses safeguard customer data and more. To that end, we have compiled a set of resources to help.

Data Security for Small Businesses: A three-part BBB toolkit.

Data Security Made Simpler: An easy-to-follow BBB microsite.

Ten Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business: A worksheet from the Department of Homeland Security and the Stop.Think.Connect Campaign.

Privacy Tips for Business: A short guide from Stay Safe Online and NCSA.

National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and BBB Encourage All Internet Users to Do a Digital Spring Cleaning – See more by clicking here.

Data Privacy for Small Businesses: Research-based privacy tips for businesses.

Source: 6 Digital Spring Cleaning Tools for Small Businesses – BBB Consumer News & Opinion Blog, For more information, contact your local BBB.

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