53 and it’s likely to go up. That’s the number of data security law enforcement actions the FTC has settled so far. The facts of each case are different, but distilled down to the basics, they stand for one central proposition: Your company’s data security measures should be reasonable and appropriate in light of the sensitivity and amount of consumer information you have, the size and complexity of your business, and the availability and cost of tools to improve security and reduce vulnerabilities.
How can you find out more? You could read about each of the 53 settlements, but you have a business to run. That’s why we’ve collected our data security resources in one place on our Business Center, published a to-the-point brochure for busy executives, and produced a 20-minute interactive tutorial you can watch from your desk.
Still more than you have time for? What if we boiled it down to a series of texts? Who doesn’t have time to text? So here goes – an imaginary chat between a business person and an FTC staffer discussing key points about data security.