Cybersecurity is an important issue for businesses of all sizes. Cyberattacks can devastate a company’s reputation, disrupt operations, and even lead to financial losses. Cybersecurity threats typically manifest in the form of either direct attack by hackers, or intrusion via malicious software. A cybersecurity awareness program can help your business protect itself from these types of attacks.
Protecting your data is sometimes easy and sometimes easier said than done. Many businesses – particularly small businesses – don’t know if or how they’re leaking data. A recent study found that 58 percent of companies don’t know how much data their employees share externally. And that’s just the beginning of the problem.
Businesses must adhere to various IT compliance regulations, depending on the industry in which they operate. Laws can be complex and may vary between regions, so businesses need to understand the specific requirements of their industry. Noncompliance can result in significant penalties.
Technology has become an essential part of business operations, and a growing number of industries are wholly reliant on technology for their day-to-day operations. This reliance on technology means that businesses generate more data than ever before. As a result, companies must have the means to access and store this data securely and efficiently, moving data security to the front of any technology conversation.
IT is not something that you acquire as an afterthought. If you buy the wrong technology, your business may be stuck with a system that is not powerful enough, too complex, or isn’t compatible with other systems, and it will cost you money to upgrade or replace. The wrong IT purchase can also take up valuable resources that could be used for other business tasks.