The Ripple Effect of a Breach
It is well known that the outcome of a breach is devastating, but few know how many people a breach can negatively impact. Breaches can cause a ripple effect of consequences, ultimately affecting various parties.
Who is Affected?
Of course, the employee who is at fault will be negatively affected since they are responsible for the breach. They could be fired as well as have a difficult time getting hired at a new company.
The company that is involved can face serious financial issues that can leave a long-lasting impact on their future.
The individual(s) whose information was exposed can lead to potential scams and financial woes in the future.
What to Do?
It’s important to take these threats seriously and keep these steps in mind to lessen the chances of something like this happening.
- Protect Wi-Fi routers: Keep a strong password on them as well as keep them patched and updated. These can serve as an easy way for hackers to get access to your personal information.
- Follow proper disposal procedures, such as wiping information off of personal devices before disposing them.
- Don’t use repeat passwords. Each password should be strong and unique.
- For your most critical accounts, use two-factor authentication.
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