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IDG Contributor Network: Why every business needs a WISP

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 19, 2015.

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    If you don't have a written information security program (WISP) in place for your business, then you could be risking data theft, legal action, and punitive fines. The law in many states now dictates that you must take steps to safeguard personal information. They vary in strictness, but there are nearly 50 different regulations you need to cater for if you're doing business across the United States.

    You can't afford to bury your head in the sand and assume it will never happen to you. Research from the Identity Theft Resource Center (PDF) shows an alarming rise in incidences of personal data theft every year since they started recording. They report 783 breaches last year, compared to just 157 in 2005.

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