When we are young we like to think of ourselves as invulnerable. Every teenager does it. We think that if we do not think about the consequences of our actions that nothing will happen to us. We like to think that everything will be okay in the end. But as you get older you know that is not the case. As you start to grow, you start to see bad things happen to people that are your age. Even worse these things happen to people who are not only your age but who are also people that you know. This is when it starts to hit you that life is not guaranteed and you should really think about your future. But even though most of us learn that lesson early on in life, it does not mean that we use that lesson in all aspects of our life.
One of the ways that we forget to take the lessons learned in our everyday life is when it comes to our security. While most people do not think that anything bad can happen to them, they do not put the chances of something bad happening to them very high. It is easier not to think about what can happen than trying to prepare for it in the first place. The reason why it is easier is because security is hard. No matter what you might think, trying to prepare yourself for the bad things that can happen to you in life really takes some time and effort. Since most people do not like to think of the bad things in the first place and they will have to work at it, stuff like this usually gets pushed to the side. Even when it is something important like their business.
When you run a business people expect you to be a safe company to deal with. It does not matter if you are selling a T Shirt or building a roof, they expect all aspects of your business to be safe. And that especially includes the cyber part of your operation. If people know that your business is susceptible to black hat hackers then will not want to do business with you anymore.
So to keep the trust of your customers, you must be able to weed out any cyber security problems that you might have. It is better to be preventive than to wait until a cyber security problem happens. If you are on the defense then you have a better chance of nothing happening to you. And there is a good reason why we believe this to be true. It is known that a majority of the black hat hackers that are out there like to attack what is known as low hanging fruit. When we refer to the term low hanging fruit in the cyber world we mean that the target is very easy to take over. Most hackers try to get a bunch of targets all at one time. And they usually pick a certain set of requirements to work with. If your system fits the requirements then they will most likely come after you. If you do not then they will probably leave you alone. A lot of the time the requirements include not having an up to date antivirus program on the system. Or the network in your office is not secured with an active Firewall. Not having these requirements can lead to you to being a victim and maybe even the customers that use your service.
So if you want to be sure that you keep your customer base and also other aspects of your business then make sure that cyber security is your number one priority.
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