Over the past year, there is a good chance you noticed a headline like “ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in ‘massive’ cyber attack.” You might have glanced over it, thinking your small or mid-sized company is not on the radar of a hacker, but these types of attacks can happen to a business of any size.
Consider the role that technology plays in your business. Would it be damaging if a hacker gained access to your human resources data? What about your customer information? Or even your product and pricing information? If you think about it, cyber security should be as much a part of your daily operations as technology is.
As our economy increasingly shifts to a digital one, e-commerce continues to be a pressing factor for businesses. With at least 64 percent of Americans using a smartphone, retailers need to consider how that is impacting their customers’ behavior—even for shoppers who do not have a smart phone, as 78 percent of shoppers reported using the Internet for research during the 2014 holiday shopping season.