Staying compliant is a vital part of your business. Any areas of weakness can cause data loss, breaches, and down time. Data loss occurs when you don’t have the proper security standards in place and what you thought was being saved properly wasn’t getting saved at all. Breaches occur when your network is weak and a hacker finds their way into your network holding your data for ransom or selling your data on the black market. Downtime occurs when issues arise and your technical team has a hay day trying to fix it.
Regardless of what issues occur the bottom line is that your profit margins start to decrease. The amount of time and effort it takes to resolve such issues effects your profits. And if it isn’t your data that is affected then think of your client’s data that you hold on your network that can be compromised. Your business is liable for protecting their data just as much as you take the measures to protect your own data. There are a number of compliancy standards that your business should have in place. HIPPA compliancy, if you are in the Healthcare Industry. PCI compliancy, if you take credit card transactions. Network and Backup compliancy, if you store any important data on your network. Security compliancy, if you have cameras on premises. The list goes on!
If you are not compliant in all of the things you do in your business, NOW is the time to do something about it. Implement the standards, create a disaster recovery plan, and prepare your business. Be proactive. Consult with C Three Business Consultants today to make sure that your business and the data you hold are safe.