When it comes to the security of your online business, how responsible are you with the safety of your website and all the information that is tied up with it? The answer to that question will tell you a lot about how safe you can expect your business to be both now and in the future.
There are two types of people in this area – ones who are pro-active and ones who are reactive, and to keep your website as secure as possible you want to make doubly sure that you fall into the first group.
So why is this? Why should you be pro-active regarding your internet security?
The reason is that being proactive means that you don’t wait for something to go wrong to analyze how effective your solutions are, or how protected your business and your customers are. If you are reactive on the other hand, you will find yourself merrily going along on a day to day basis with your head in the sand… not even because there might be a problem with anything until one occurs.
And if you have read even a fraction of the news stories online which point to the activities of the cybercriminals, you will know that they are always finding ways to breach the security of companies who don’t take their protection seriously.
There is a message here. Just as you wouldn’t leave your home unlocked and wait for a criminal to stroll in and steal everything of value to you before locking it up safely and protecting it as much as you can, you shouldn’t rely on luck to evade the cybercriminals either. If they come across your website and they can do a lot of damage in a very short time, then you can be sure that they will do so without further thought as to how it will hurt your business.
If you have been guilty of falling into the reactive group of people, then all is not lost. You can make positive changes from today if you decide to be pro-active from now on. If you are at all unsure about just how secure your business, website, and systems are, then the best thing to do is to call in a reputable and trusted company to perform penetration testing, to identify whether or not you have any loopholes or entry points that you weren’t aware you had.
This is becoming a more and more popular service that many businesses call on regularly – for peace of mind and also to make sure they are doing all they can to protect themselves and their customers every single day they are trading. As cybercriminals get more ingenious there is no reason to suspect that the threat of cybercrime will be reduced any time shortly, so we must do all we can to step up and combat them at every turn.