There’s something about taking risks that has always drawn humanity down a dangerous road. The exhilaration of defying the odds somehow liberates us—while failure to overcome those odds often ends in disaster. Perhaps there’s something hard-wired into our genetics that attracts us to dangerous situations.
Many of us, however, have learned when to take risks and when to play it safe. We’ve learned that we can’t predict everything and that there are things that happen outside of our control—things that will happen no matter what we do. We’ve learned that we need some sort of defense against dangerous situations.
Consider your company’s data security. All your customer information, not to mention your own valuable data, is always at risk. What if you were to lose that information? Or worse, what if it wasn’t lost, but stolen?
The reality of today’s highly technological world is painfully obvious every time a major corporation is attacked and their information is stolen or destroyed. Oftentimes it comes to light that the company simply was not prepared to properly protect their customer data—if they had been, they could have significantly reduced or even completely avoided the problem of data loss in the first place.
PROTECTION AGAINST ALL THREATS
What you need is some sort of safeguard to protect your data in any situation—something to ensure a quick recovery no matter what happens. And in all honesty, a disaster scenario will eventually happen at some point in time. Are you prepared? Do you have a safety net protecting your company from falling?
Luckily, there are solutions. Knowledge, planning ahead and a security program designed to protect against any threat are your best defenses against disaster. Together, these elements help ensure your company never falls flat on its face.
There are more threats to your company’s data security out there than you can shake a stick at. Hackers, malware and other viruses, hardware and software failures, human error and natural disasters are the most common culprits to data security. Your protection strategy needs to be built with the knowledge of all potential threats. As these threats evolve, those in charge of your data security need to be adapting right along with them.
A Solid Plan
With a proactive approach to understanding the multitude of threats to your company’s data, your next step is to develop and then implement a strong defense plan. This has to be a multi-tiered plan, built and layered around multiple threat solutions. Comprehensive virus protection, hardware assessment and updating, cloud storage security, technology infrastructure optimization and natural disaster protection measures all need to be accounted for as part of a thorough and effective stability plan.
A Safety Net
The answer here is simple, but comprehensive: a proactive approach is the most effective solution to enhanced data security. However, many small businesses don’t have a budget for an IT department and many medium-sized companies only have 1 or 2 IT people at best. This kind of protection can be difficult to manage proactively.
But you can’t push it off for another day. Installing virus software and then hoping for the best is kind of like locking the front door but leaving the windows open. Luckily, this isn’t your only option if you have a tight IT budget.
A skilled outsourced IT team can take all the guesswork and trouble out of creating a truly secure, stable data environment for your business—all without the hassle and cost of managing an internal IT team. Swick Technologies offers a complete and comprehensive security service: the SwickTech SafetyNET. This safety net is a comprehensive and secure plan built from the ground up to ensure your sensitive data is backed up securely, safely and at all times.
Companies like Swick Technologies provide cutting edge IT services for small- to mid-sized businesses. They offer the knowledge, expertise and services you need to ensure you never have to worry about your data being compromised. It’s their job to be your company’s data watchdog, providing services to allow your business to remain “business as usual.”
There’s no reason to flirt with danger when it comes to your company’s data. Compromising your data can cost your business massive amounts of money, a loss of customers and in some cases, can even mean the end of your company. Whether you build a solid plan in-house or hire outside professionals, your data security must come first.
You know better than to wait. Ensure your long-term success and build your security safety net now!