October is cyber security month so we are dedicating this post to learning why security is so very important for your website and business!
Did you know that website security is essential for your business? It simply doesn’t matter if you run a large corporation, a small one-person operation, or anything in between. Computer hackers do not discriminate. They are just as likely to pick on a small business, as they are a larger one. In fact, computer hackers are actually more likely to hack the computer system of a small business. Although the prize may be bigger when it comes to hacking a large corporation, it’s also more difficult to do.
In essence, the vast majority of small businesses do not have the proper website security measures in place if they have any at all. Cyber criminals are well aware of this fact. They know it’s significantly easier to hack your website compared to hacking Apple’s website, or Amazon’s website. Anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 websites are hacked on a daily basis. Unfortunately the numbers are growing every year. As a matter of fact, the numbers are growing on daily basis. Guess what? The vast majority of them are small business websites.
You certainly have a lot at stake when it comes to your website security. First and foremost, you have a responsibility to protect your customers or clients private, personal, financial and or medical information. If it should happen to fall into the wrong hands you may be on the hook for the damages. You may also be responsible to pay some hefty fines. In addition, if your website security is weak and a hacker gets through it, they can steal your payroll information. That means they now have your employees private, personal, financial and or medical information.
You have a duty to protect your employees’ data as well. If you fail to do so it could lead to lawsuits, fines, and a high rate of employee turnover. You also have a responsibility to protect your assets such as the computer system itself. In essence, if a hacker breaks into your system they can ruin all of the computers that are on the network. You may need to spend tens of thousands of dollars or more in order to replace the machines. Worse yet, your business will be crippled. Image if your computer system was completely dead in the water. All business related operations would come to a standstill.
We depend on our computers to work at all times. The good news is that a high level of website security goes a long way in preventing hackers from breaking into your computer system.
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If you need help updating your organization’s website security system in order to protect your business, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you.