Why Cyber Security Is Essential To Your Business SuccessJanuary 4, 2019 No Comments
Featured article by Andrej, Digital Marketing Specialist
Cyber Security is an area that’s been growing bigger and bigger over the past few years, but aside from people who are completely in-the-know about what it is, it doesn’t seem like it’s essential to helping your business.
After all, cyber security positions are currently one of the most in-demand positions across the UK, and it’s easy to see why; cyber crimes are at an all time high and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Because of that, more and more businesses are turning to cyber security specialists in order to help protect their businesses.
However, just because it’s not too well known doesn’t mean its importance can’t be understated. After all, there’s a reason why Cyber Security is one of the most in-demand positions across the UK. But, where exactly can it actually help your business?
Keeping your customers information safe, and keeping their trust in your business, is essential, and this is just as true with e-commerce and other data storage. Almost every business sells something, and because of that, they’ve got a lot of sensitive information on their customers, such as credit card details etc.
Having a Cyber Security specialist with your company means that all of your customers information is extremely well protected, and there shouldn’t be any breaches of their trust. It’s even more important since there are a number of cyber criminals looking to cash in on hacking businesses with this type of information.
According to a number of reports, cyber crimes are set to cost trillions of dollars worldwide in the next few years. However, that doesn’t mean that your business has to be one of the victims of these crimes. Cyber security isn’t just about preventing these attacks, it’s about minimizing the risks of any potential attack, as well as ensuring some great damage control if the unfortunate ever happens.
As an example, a high-quality cyber security specialist will be able to store information in safe, difficult to hack places, making sure that your customers information isn’t at risk. Many cyber crimes are launched in order to get to this kind of information, which is why it’s extremely important that businesses have a high level of protection against them.
Cyber security isn’t just about protecting your customers; many businesses have proprietary information and more specific information that they wouldn’t want in the hands of outside parties. Regardless of size, many businesses may face cyber attacks at any time; according to some reports, almost half of all cyber attacks were focused on small businesses or start-ups.
On top of that, 60% of all small businesses or start-ups that are hacked don’t completely recover from a cyber attack. This ends up resulting in many of those businesses going out of business within a few months of them being hacked.
With those kind of statistics, having a cyber security specialist on-hand is pretty much a necessity, regardless of how big or small your business is. Having your customers information, as well as your businesses information, stolen can be incredibly damaging no matter how big your business is. Keeping that information out of the hand of cyber criminals is just as essential as keeping your physical products from being stolen.
The rise of cyber crime is intrinsically linked to the rise of technology and the internet; on top of that, technological advancement shows no sign of slowing down. Because of that, more and more risks will end up creeping up, much of which we couldn’t even imagine right now.
With the probability of those risks coming up being quite high, then your business will need built-in protection in place, as well as regular updates so that your cyber security doesn’t get left behind in the dust; hackers are constantly updating their tactics, so updating your security regularly is almost a necessity at this point.
Does That Mean I Have To Send Employees Back To College?
With all of those reasons for employing a cyber security specialist, many might think that they’d either have to send an employee back to college to study cyber security, or hire someone straight out of college who may not have too much experience in the working world.
However, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case; there are tonnes of high-quality cyber security courses available online, as well as part-time college courses. These kinds of courses can normally be done around a person’s work hours, so you’ll be able to up-skill someone that you already employ and trust.
Because of that, you may not need to spend too much time looking for a cyber security specialist; you’ll be able to develop your own in-house team in order to ensure that everything is protected. There’s also the likes of hiring third party cyber security experts who will have extensive experience in keeping your data safe.
Andrej is an accomplished digital marketing specialist and an avid internet technologist. Throughout his career, Andrej has combined his passion for cutting-edge technology with a keen eye for emerging industry trends to deliver customized marketing solutions to businesses and clients around the globe. He believes that the key to modern marketing excellence is a constant willingness to learn and adapt to the ever-changing digital world.DATA and ANALYTICS , SECURITY, SOCIAL BUSINESS