We were so grateful to be asked to write a guest post for the Better Business Bureau of Western Washington to include in their October Torch Talk Newsletter about National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Below is a repost of the article.
Cyber Security Basics for Business
Keeping your business IT systems and services secure is important for a number of reasons. Unsecured systems are often riddled with viruses and spyware, which slow down computers and cause software to crash. More importantly, unsecure systems can lead to compromised client information, which will erode your clients’ trust. Continued trust in the secure handling of your clients’ information will impact your profitability. Breaches in security can negatively influence your sales and customer loyalty.
IT security is a tricky subject: There is no way to keep all systems perfectly secure, short of pulling the plug on the Internet connection. But you can build the fence reasonably high without a lot of cost.