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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert: Don’t be a TARGET — No pun intended

As you read this, you have most likely already cancelled one or more of your debit and/or credit cards if you recently shopped at a Target store. If you have, you are not alone. The Target breach, which affected 40 million credit card and debit card users, is the second largest credit card theft ever. While the massive data breach at Target has caused millions to again realize the risk of a data breach, entities that accept, store or utilize any type of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and/or Protected Health Information (PHI) should see Target as yet another wake up call; a reminder that entities, even the most sophisticated, must do more to prepare for these inevitable, and potentially catastrophic, events. Do not think that you are exempt because you are not a Fortune 500 Company. Bad actors, rogue employees and mere negligent employees are causing data breaches and substantial liability on an exponential basis for much smaller companies.

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