Think Your IT Is Secure? Think Again.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The data breach last week at email service provider Epsilon affecting large firms including Verizon (VZ), Capital One (COF), Best Buy (BBY), Citigroup (C), and Target (TGT) should have small-business owners reassessing their own strategies to keep customer information, employee records and other confidential information safe.
TheStreet interviewed Sarah Fender, vice president of marketing and product management at PhoneFactor, the Overland Park, Kan., company providing phone-based authentication solutions to small and large companies. Additional comments came via email from PhoneFactor co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Steve Dispensa.
|Workers checking email and logging onto networks remotely can spread viruses. PhoneFactor is among companies providing security such as phone-based identification systems to limit data breaches.|
What are some common misconceptions small firms have when it comes to IT security?PhoneFactor: The first one relates to antivirus and anti-malware software. Antivirus software generally only catches 60% of the current viruses that are out there, so that's 40% of the brand-new viruses
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