Two Key Lessons

First, you need to be a lot more wary of e-mail promotions and communications that ask you to provide your credit card infor-mation or to validate your account information (username, pass-word, social security number, etc.). No valid company will ever ask you to send important, confidential information in that manner.

Second, this breach serves as a warning to all businesses that they must have the MOST up-to-date security systems in place for their computer network, especially if you handle client data such as credit cards, bank accounts, social security numbers, passwords, client lists and more. Epsilon has responded to the security breach, apologizing to all of those affected, but the damage is done to their organization, not to mention their clients.

That’s why we urge all of our clients to enroll in our Peace of Mind IT Management Service. This service allows us to monitor your net-work’s anti-virus, firewall and security settings to make sure your net-work is fully protected against these damaging events.

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