CHANTILLY, Va. — Intersections Inc., provider of Identity Guard identity theft protection services, launched Data Breach Readiness, the first comprehensive data breach preparedness solution for small and medium-sized businesses, including auto dealerships.
“The most devastating impacts of a data breach can only be avoided by both working to prevent a breach and by planning and preparing a response before an incident occurs,” said Jerry Thompson, senior vice president of Intersections. “Identity Guard has helped companies manage data breaches for more than a decade, and we’ve distilled that experience into a robust package that helps businesses prevent — or, in the worst-case scenario — manage a breach.”
Businesses of all sizes face challenges in safeguarding their critical information. Small and medium-sized companies often lack the internal resources to dedicate towards preparedness, making them attractive targets for hackers, Thompson added. According to Small Business Trends, 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses.
Identity Guard’s Data Breach Readiness service includes direct access to Delta Risk LLC, a Chertoff Group organization, which provides ongoing network assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities. Monthly scans help ensure early detection and resolution of developing security concerns, said Michael Chertoff, Delta Risk board member and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group.
“Having an effective cybersecurity strategy is the single best way for organizations to mitigate the worst consequences of a significant data breach, and the Identity Guard Data Breach Readiness program brings such a strategy to small and medium-sized businesses,” Chertoff said.
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