Steps to Protect Your Store From Cyberthieves

These days, we hear about large-scale data breaches—and incidents of corporations falling short on their efforts to safeguard consumer data—all the time. Case in point: the recent revelation that Facebook allowed data firm Cambridge Analytica to scrape personal info from roughly 50 million user feeds. But are those breaches—and in the case of Facebook, gross errors in vendor management—at all instructive for ­small-business owners looking to ensure that their company’s data cache isn’t hackable? Jared Silver, president of Silicon Valley jewelry firm S.H. Silver, considers the Facebook breakdown a teachable moment for all modern businesses. “This is a challenge all technology businesses will face as we continue to leverage more and more technology,” he says. Rick Rogoway, co-owner of Oregon jewelry store LaRog Brothers, calls Facebook’s poor custodianship “unfortun

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