Taking Steps To Protect Customer Data

By | May 26, 2006

With so much attention paid to malicious attacks by hackers, worms and viruses, it´s a common misconception that outside forces pose the greatest danger to a company´s data. The reality, however, is that internal elements are far more dangerous when it comes to data security than anything on the outside, including natural disasters.

The data contained within a CRM application is often a company´s most critical asset, yet because of the pivotal role this information plays in day-to-day business activities, it is also often the most vulnerable to security breaches and disruptions.

What´s more, ignoring or under-estimating vulnerabilities can be costly; a recent study by The Ponemon Institute found that a data breach can carry a staggering $14 million price tag when both tangible and intangible costs are factored in.Read Full Story

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