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Data breaches and attacks from hackers are a problem for any business, and franchises are particularly vulnerable. Cybersecurity in franchising is very real concern. Learn about new technologies, training, and other methods to protect your franchise business from a data breach, protect your business from lawsuits, and provide your customers with peace of mind.

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