Why You Should Not Take the Easy way out When it Comes to your Cybersecurity

You may be thinking that a cyberattack will never happen to you. Unfortunately, a cyberattack can happen to anyone, no matter the size of your business. We are here to walk you through the basics of cybersecurity and make sure that you have the proper tools and knowledge to prevent a future attack.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity “is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.”* 

What if I am already utilizing cybersecurity technology?

It is dangerous to utilize only one piece of technology to protect your business. On average, a hacker will be in your system for over 100 days before they attack. You do not want to cut costs when it comes to cybersecurity. When you seek bargains, the costs later can be severe. 

Why do I need all this extra protection if my data is not worth stealing?

Your clients are expecting you to keep all of their information confidential. This includes: names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card information and more. Even emailing this information within your business can potentially open you up to a breach. It is common for hackers to steal this information in exchange for ransom. They know how important this data is to your business and they want you to pay in order to get it back. Shutting you and or your clients out of your system for potentially days at a time is a huge risk for your business.

Not only can an attack on your system be a large financial expense, it can also get you into legal trouble. 

Legal Ramifications

Legally, you open yourself up to a slew of problems if you do not have proper cybersecurity measures in place for your business. You are responsible for keeping your client’s information safe. No matter the circumstances of the breach, if you do not have proper cybersecurity you will be held liable and can potentially open yourself up to a civil lawsuit. 

Cyberattacks are now a commonplace in business and a proper security plan is crucial. 

If you want to learn more about cybersecurity and how you can prevent a data breach click here.

If you have any additional questions regarding cyber security and how to keep your business safe from an attack, please contact us at info@rcsprofessional.com

*Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_security 

 

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