Data Breaches

Is Your Personal Data at Risk?

As our digital world grows, more and more personal data is being collected and stored by schools, businesses, government agencies, research groups, online services, etc. While the efficiency of the Internet provides an excellent backbone for amassing and accessing this wealth of information, it also comes with an unfortunate drawback. Specifically, the potentially high value of that data and the ease of access that the Internet provides also serves to attract and motivate thieves, hackers, and other malicious parties that would like to gain access to this rich supply of personal data.

It has unfortunately become quite common to hear news stories about the latest hack or breach of security that has compromised millions of users’ personal data. Click here to read about one such breach at Target stores in 2013.