Most business executives know that they should invest time and effort on IT security to protect their companies. Stories like the breaches at Target, the IRS, LinkedIn, and many more places are in the news. So, it is clear that security breaches do happen. Why is it that many companies often ignore the problem or only do the absolute minimum with an anti-virus program?
From talking with executives and looking at the problem from a number of angles, we have found there are two primary problems:
1) Lack of Bottom-Line Impact
Even though IT security can prevent huge losses, it is does not drive bottom line results. So, business executives are often unwilling to spend money on increased security or give up some flexibility for better security. This can make sense in a struggling company, because they are just trying to keep their head above water. However, it does not make sense for a profitable company. One serious breach, and the costs and loss of customer confidence that come with it, can be enough to drive a business to bankruptcy.
2) Don’t Understand the Business Benefits
IT professionals often find it challenging to explain, in terms that matter to business executives, the security benefits gained from IT investments. Or, the suggested investments are misaligned with the organization’s business goals.
How can your organization overcome this complacency and avoid significant risk? Get an IT security audit from a third party provider. It identifies gaps in your IT security and helps you understand which parts of your IT infrastructure are critical to protect. The cost of a security audit is not expensive compared to the actionable information you gain from it.
Making Better Investments in Technology
Most businesses can benefit from having someone assess how they can use technology to increase security and improve business results. Skyriver IT helps businesses leverage technology to secure their infrastructure while improving existing processes and accelerating business growth. We help you collect the right data, leverage the right applications, and put the right technology in place to protect your business while also moving it forward.
If this would be of interest to you, then let’s talk. Contact us to schedule a time.