Security: It may be not your job – but it is your responsibility.

As the owner of a business or the person in charge of a network or anyone that oversees the collection of personal information, you can’t ignore security. You have to handle it carefully and securely – or else.

The security of your customer’s data is only as strong as the weakest link that protects it. A recent example is what happened to Target. If you somehow missed the story about their customer info being stolen here it is. According to a post by Brian Krebs their weak link was an HVAC vendor that had access to secure systems. Surprising isn’t it? Something you think has no earthly business let alone connection to your secured data turns out to be the entry point for someone to steal credit card information for more than 40 million people.