There’s no doubt we live in a digital world, and most businesses realise the danger they face if they fail to get on board with the latest trends. After all, few companies, if any, lack an online presence. That means much of small businesses’ data is stored on hard drives in local computers and servers in the cloud. Therefore, it’s time you took measures to ascertain the integrity and security of your company’s data because as most organisations are starting to realise, cybersecurity is the key to fast business growth in the digital era. How?
It helps you outsmart the competition
Hackers are opportunists. The recent ransomware attacks we have seen plaguing national and international companies and institutions such as the NHS are a menace, with cybercriminals looking for any means possible to gain access to sensitive data. Considering that most companies have a digital presence, this means attacks are simply growing as hacking software becomes more sophisticated. As such, clients are increasingly looking for this reassurance from companies they do business with, meaning that offering robust cybersecurity is increasingly being used to outsmart the competition while safeguarding your data.
It makes threats less likely
Most companies are turning to cloud technology because it has been deemed the most secure, and it enables collaboration on a global scale. In the cloud, companies can access their data from anywhere in the world and share it with key stakeholders. However, to appreciate the power of cloud technology, it’s essential to plan carefully and invest in professionals who can optimise the technology for utmost security. Without these resources, your company stands to receive threats like denial of service, data breaches, management of remote identities, or insecure external applications, which can damage your company’s reputation and hamper its success.
It demonstrates compliance
Following best practice and industry standards for cybersecurity is essential if your company is to be trusted by current and prospective clients, and if you are to hold a commanding position in your market. Failure to comply with modern cybersecurity and data privacy standards like Cyber Essentials and IASME GDPR Readiness doesn’t just place your business and your client data at risk, it also means you could be landed with a heavy penalty for any breaches that could stunt your company’s development. These regulations have been established to protect and prolong the existence of SMEs like yours, as well as their stakeholders, so remaining compliant is critical.
Investing in cybersecurity is essential to the growth of your business. By neglecting it, you not only hinder the development of your company but also place it at risk of irreparable damage.
What’s more, investing in cybersecurity now can give your company the leverage it needs to innovate for the future.