Data Breaches & Retail
A Guide for Retail Business Owners

Introduction: Cyber Risks and Data Breaches at Your Store
Is There Any Good News About Data Breaches?

Yes, there is. Many data breaches are preventable. For those that aren't, the costs (while huge) can be managed with proper financial planning and investment in Cyber Liability Insurance.

Small-business owners have the power to prevent many of the data breaches that could destroy their business. As ZDnet reports New browser window icon., more than 90 percent of the data breaches that occurred in the first half of 2014 were preventable. In this eBook, we'll go into detail about what you can do at your store to prevent data breaches. These strategies will be both technical (e.g., investing in certain technologies) and practical (e.g., improving the ways you handle data).

90% of breaches in 2014 were preventable.

And then there's the cost of breaches. Insurance carriers have responded to the spree of data breaches, and now many offer Cyber Liability Insurance to cover the costs we listed in the section above. Just as a fire could wipe out your store, a data breach could overwhelm your business with IT costs, repairs, and other expenses. Data Breach Insurance offers financial security to protect you from these costs.

By the time you finish this eBook, even if you're tech-savvy, you'll understand…

  • Which cyber risks are most threatening to your retail business.
  • How you can prevent data breaches.
  • How to prepare for the cost of a data breach.

While nobody can prevent all data breaches, this eBook should help you better understand your risks and how to mitigate them.

Next: Which Retailers Are Most Vulnerable to Data Breaches?

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