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Is Business on the Internet Risky?

Risk Ahead blue road signIf you are starting a new business, you want to get on the Internet. Businesses like yours get on the Internet for many reasons, but the most basic one is that to gain and retain customers, you need to have an Internet presence. There is a risk associated with having an Internet presence. Whether you have an informational website, an eCommerce website, or are transferring data through the cloud, the benefits of being online do come with some risks.


Why is the internet so risky? Since criminals, hackers, malicious actors, and even curious users are recognizing the Internet as a source of almost limitless information, we are witnessing a rise in cybercrime. In today’s digital economy, information equals money. There is value in every piece of data, regardless of how innocuous or insignificant it appears to you. Anything that has value, information included, is therefore worth stealing.


Even today with everything we know about the risks and about protecting ourselves, many companies online, both large and small, aren’t taking adequate steps to protect themselves. There are three main reasons businesses do not do enough to protect themselves: it is too costly, too complicated, and takes too long.


Combining a wealth of information (remember, information equals money) with a bunch of unprotected systems hosting that information, you create a breeding ground for criminals to steal information and hold systems hostage. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the cost of cybercrime will hit USD 10.5 TRILLION annually by 2025. If you don't take reasonable steps to protect yourself and your business online, you're simply contributing to the problem. Now is the time to break this cycle!


It is possible to break the cycle of putting your business at risk online with QuickProtect from Quick Intelligence. The solutions we offer are designed to help SMBs like yours protect themselves on the Internet without spending as much money as you might think. Time is money, and QuickProtect's services prevent you from wasting your time and money. Get peace of mind knowing that you can focus on growing your business online while someone else worries about the cyber risk. Call QuickProtect today!

Topics: Ransomware cyber security Breach