Why is the Internet so Risky?
So, you have started a new business and you want to get on the Internet. Businesses like yours get on the Internet for many reasons, but the most basic one is that in order to gain and retain customers, you need to have an Internet presence. Whether you have an informational website, eCommerce website, or are transferring data through the cloud, there are risks that come with the associated benefits of being online.
Why is the internet so risky? From the most basic perspective, using the Internet has become incredibly risky because the bad guys, criminals, hackers, malicious and in some cases just curious users, have recognized the Internet as a source of almost limitless information, and in today’s digital economy, information = money. All data, no matter how innocuous or almost irrelevant it may seem to you, has value to someone.
Even today with everything we know about the risks and about protecting ourselves, the vast majority of companies online, both large and small, aren’t taking adequate steps to protect themselves. Some of the reasons businesses cite for not protecting themselves enough include that it is too costly, is too complicated and takes too much time.
When you combine a wealth of information (remember, information=money) along with a bunch of unprotected systems hosting that information, you create a breeding ground for criminals to make a very comfortable living online stealing information and holding systems hostage. The cost of cybercrime is now estimated to hit $6 TRILLION in 2021 by Cybersecurity Ventures. If you aren’t taking reasonable efforts to protect yourself and your business online, you’re simply helping to perpetuate the problem. It’s time to break the cycle!
QuickProtect can help you break the cycle of putting your business at risk on the Internet. Our solutions are designed to help SMBs like yours protect themselves on the Internet that isn’t as costly as you would think. Your time is money, and Quick Protect’s services save you the time and hassle of trying to secure your business yourself. Get peace of mind knowing that you can grow your business online while someone else worries about the cyber risk. Call Quick Intelligence today!