Noah Berger | Bloomberg

Noah Berger | Bloomberg

It seems almost a weekly occurrence lately, but another major business admitted that it was likely a victim of a data breach – this time a franchise concept!  Dairy Queen announced this week that a number of their stores may have been hacked and that some of their customer’s confidential information was compromised.  Each individual store that has a data breach is looking at costs of approximately $80,000 in lost revenue, penalties, fines, etc.  In a different story, it was reported this week that “big banks” were hit by Russian hackers and that “gigabytes of customer data” was stolen.  These two reports come in the wake of a report that a number of Supervalu Inc. stores in the Baltimore area were also recently breached.  These ongoing reports of data breaches are one of the reasons we’ve secured ANX eBusiness Group to present: “Cyber Secure: Protecting Your Customer Info – And Your Business” at the DDIFO National Conference in October.  They are experts at helping businesses and especially small business owners protect customer information and prepare for the possibility of your customer’s information being compromised.  Can you afford not to attend?