Why Your Business Needs IT Security

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The technology infrastructure of your business is vital to its survival. However, that doesn't stop hackers from trying to get into it, steal data or simply hold the data for ransom. To protect your company from these dangers, you need IT security that is always available and up to date. 

IT and Productivity

Most work in the office these days requires the use of the computer network. If that network is buggy or has downtime, employees' work suffers. Being unable to access important files and change documents when needed should never be the case in your business. Better IT security can often mean less downtime and fewer bugs to work around. When the network is up and ready, employees are more productive and efficient. They can keep going on their projects and make progress on everything they do.

Security Threats

When the computer network isn't secure, it's vulnerable to a host of threats. It can be hacked and deleted or destroyed. It can be held for ransom with the insertion of ransomware into your network. It can be hacked, and the data copied by a third party. Businesses with good IT security leave themselves open to vulnerabilities and the possibility of closing their doors permanently. A loss of data usually means colossal repair costs, fines and the loss of the company's reputation. Most companies that face this catastrophe can't stay in business for long afterward.

Privacy Compliance

If you aren't doing everything you can to keep your network safe and your data secure, the company may not be in compliance. Any business that is not compliant with data safety rules can face fees ordered as well as lawsuits from those who are affected by the data breach. The fees alone may bankrupt a company, but the loss of reputation and trust usually means that the customer base is gone for good. 

If you want better IT security for your business, contact us to find out more about how we can help your company. Better security is always a better plan than simply hoping a data breach doesn't happen to your business.