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Another day another data breach challenges the benefits of big data and the cloud

Dairy Queen talked this week about the data breach of their systems which provided hackers with customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. This announcement continues a sting of such announcements from major corporations, about breaches compromising millions of customer records.

K-Mart discussed their data breach Monday. Click here for an amazing info graphic on breaches by industry.

These breaches are relevant to small business newsagents as a reminder over security arrangements, the risk of storing customer data yourself and the danger of inadequate data you have stored on the cloud. If you don’t understand your risk you need to as you are responsible for your own and customer data.

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