Keeping your customers' business or personal information safe from unauthorised use, loss or disclosure is vitally important, as it has the potential to negatively impact your business and customers.
The information you collect about your customers may include their names, addresses, phone numbers, bank details and credit card numbers. These are all types of personal information. Business owners are responsible for protecting their customers' personal information, and for securely destroying or de-identifying it when it's no longer needed.
A data breach incident can occur in a number of ways, including:
There are steps that you can take to decrease the risk of a data breach incident happening at your business. These include:
To find out more information on how to deal with a cyber security problem as a business or individual visit Cert NZ.
ASB's Cyber Security publication, Signals, aims to empower businesses with unique insights into the cyber threat environment and provide advice to ensure a robust defence.
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