With the huge dependency businesses have on their IT to deliver services and information to their customers and staff, there has never been a greater demand or need for IT Security.
If your business is hacked or becomes a victim of a cyber-attack, this can result in the loss of critical business information and in some cases, breach regulatory requirements that might be imposed by authorities. If you handle personal information or credit card data, for example, you have a duty of care to put effective measures in place to meet with any compilatory requirements.
If you lose essential business information or suffer a data breach, this can cost you time, money, and impact future sales as well.
When any information is compromised, you have a duty of care to inform your customers or those who may have been impacted as a result. This can damage the reputation of your business and lead to a breakdown in trust that affects a customer’s desire to want to do business with you in the future.
If you have a total or partial loss of service, this could result in a period where you are unable to service customers, fulfill orders or provide answers to any customer or supplier questions. This downtime could be minimal, or it could extend over days and possibly weeks. Should such an incident occur, this downtime will affect the reputation of your business, it will negatively impact upon the customer experience, and it will also affect your ability to generate revenue. Another key impact of downtime is the loss of productivity for your business. If staff cannot get access to the information or systems they need in order to do their job, you could end up having to pay them when they are unable to work or be productive for your business.
Any loss of revenue in business is concerning. If your company has to deal with an issue related to a Virus or Malware attack, the time it takes to resolve such an issue cannot often be predetermined. If your systems stop working, this could stop you from taking orders, processing sales or shipping orders out to customers.
At Fothion, we can quickly and effectively advise on the best type of protection for your individual business needs. We can source, install, and support IT Security products for you, giving you complete peace of mind that your company and its systems are protected from any online threats.
Cyber-attacks and the manner in which they can occur or penetrate a business are constantly evolving. If your IT security is out of date or hasn’t been updated on a regular basis, this can leave you exposed and potentially give cyber-crooks easy access to your network.
Contact the IT Security team at Fothion today for an informal discussion about Virus and Malware Protection for your Los Angeles business.