Importance of IT Security

By Published On: July 4, 2022

Importance of IT Security

Various tactics and tools are used to identify, prevent, battle, and document threats to both digital and non-digital information devices. Social media profiles, hardware containing critical information, and email addresses must be protected. Anyone who handles sensitive information must be vigilant about protecting it. The importance of IT security is more critical than it was ever before, and this is only becoming more true as more and more information goes digital.

Have you logged into your bank account or set up a virtual online doctor appointment? These are prime examples of the importance of IT security as a person. But, when it comes to a business, this is exponential. This is because of all the sensitive information that some companies handle. Not to mention the number of people that have their hands in the information. That information is the property of others, for the most part. It can be banking information, credit card information, or personal information such as social security numbers or medical information. These are extreme examples but good examples of what is needed in IT security.

Protecting Sensitive Information

Security risks are high for businesses, hospitals, and governments that deal with large amounts of sensitive data. That includes bank accounts, social security numbers, medical records, and other sensitive information. Nobody is safe from this either. You’re at risk if you store any sensitive data on your computer (such as usernames and passwords for your bank accounts and credit card accounts) and who doesn’t have these stored?

Ransomware Threats

There are a lot of threats to information security. In addition to the worms and viruses, they encompass extortion, intellectual property, identity theft, and the theft of physical equipment. The term “ransomware” refers to software that encrypts data and holds it hostage until a ransom is paid. Malicious actors aren’t the only ones who pose a risk to your data’s security. According to a recent survey, employees who fail to adhere to security regulations pose the greatest risk. Going back to the number of people that have access to the information stored on the servers of these various places.

Damage caused by security breaches is costly.

A security breach can have many consequences, many of which can be expensive. Businesses lose money when their systems go down, they lose business when consumers leave, and they have to spend money to try to obtain new clients. Businesses don’t want the public to get wind of a security breach as this can be detrimental to business. If something does happen, businesses and governments must also hire a professional to investigate the incident and determine what went wrong. There is a good chance that new security measures will be required, and they will also be expensive.

As these attacks become more common, businesses, medical facilities, and government agencies are all looking for ways to protect their data. This is when Partners Plus comes in to help. IT security is not something a business should take on independently. It needs professionals that understand how to put things in place to protect your data and track who has access to it in case of a breach. Call 302-529-3700 to discuss this further.

Bill Hogan

Bill Hogan is the Owner and President of Partners Plus. He has 40 years of experience in the technology industry, specifically IT support services. Bill has spoken at seminars all over the country about network management and published his latest book in 2018. Partners Plus was selected by PHL17 as the best Computer and Information Technology Support Company in the greater Philadelphia area in 2018.

Related Posts
Subscribe to our Weekly Cybersecurity Tips