It’s no secret that more activities, business and communication are taking place online. This opens up new markets and exciting opportunities for both companies and consumers. But it is not without risk.
Consider that many organizations have ever-increasing amounts of customer data, critical business information, payroll info, intellectual property and confidential files stored online. All this information is valuable. And where there’s value, there are also opportunist cybercriminals looking for unauthorized access so they can exploit the data for personal gain.
Luckily, professional data security support from a company such as Western Canada’s SeekingFire Consulting Inc. (hey, that’s us!) can help. Allow us to explain…
Here’s how professional data security support can benefit your business
- It helps keep the bad guys out, so you can avoid costly data breaches
- It enhances the professionalism of your organization — both to internal team members and potential investors, but also to your customers
- It helps to foster and protect consumer trust and confidence in your business
- It can help prevent the accidental and/or malicious loss of important data
- It can help eliminate PR nightmares that come with a significant data breach
- It ensures your organization is in compliance with legal requirements and best practices around data management
- It can help protect your business from legal trouble stemming from a breach
- It offers peace of mind as you know your data security needs are well managed
This is for businesses of every size and type
One of the misconceptions around data security, at least for many outside the industry, is that cybersecurity and sound data management is for ‘big’ companies. You can understand the line of thinking, but it is a mistaken belief. All companies and institutions that hold critical data for themselves or their customers in a digital space need a sound data security setup.
Let’s put it another way. No one would argue that only ‘large brands’ need to worry about securing their brick and mortar storefronts. That would obviously be silly. So why would data security only apply to big companies? It doesn’t. It applies to all companies and institutions across many industries. We have worked with a great deal of them.
It is true that larger brands may have more threat exposure and perhaps even more to lose, but it is a fallacy to think that small to medium-sized businesses do not need data security management. They do. You do. At the end of the day, both your physical assets and your critical, digital assets need to be adequately protected. Failure to do so could be devastating.
Thanks to our colleagues over at Balbix for this meme:
This isn’t cookie cutter
While every organization needs some form of data security. Needs vary from business to business. In other words, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to data security. A solution for an independent hotel is going to look different from the solution for a large multinational retailer. That’s why we offer a no-obligation free consultation to all prospective clients. This enables us to understand your data security posture and tailor our approach based on your needs.
SeekingFire can help
We know cybersecurity isn’t the sexiest term, and that some of this stuff can seem scary and overwhelming, but that’s exactly why we exist. To help. We like to say we’re your digital bouncers keeping the bad guys out.
As we move further through the 21st century, data security is going to become an ever-greater challenge. Starting now is smart. The risk is not decreasing. It’s not one of the things that people like to think about if they can avoid it. But in our modern world, you can’t avoid it.
Reach out to us for a stress-free, no-judgement chat and we can see what makes sense for your unique needs. We’re proud to work with clients across Western Canada to protect their data and the data of their employees and customers, and we’d be delighted to help you and your team too.
While we have made every effort to present accurate, unbiased and helpful information in this article, please note that it reflects the author’s opinion and is written for the purposes of general knowledge, information and discussion. This article is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be considered as advice specific to your individual data security situation. If you would like to discuss your cybersecurity needs in specific detail, please get in touch with us.