Understanding Why IT Security is Important for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Computers are more than a necessity for today’s businesses.  However, with these advances of business-driven technology have also come destructive elements, such as hacking and malicious malware, making IT security essential.

Understanding Why IT Security is Needed

Some companies only focus on how efficient their IT systems are running and leave a gaping hole where IT Security lies. Ultimately malware can easily impede IT systems which then has major implications for that company’s ability to conduct business.  Also, it can cause a security breach leaving employee and customer data unprotected.  There are more and more instances of a company’s data being hacked and then held for ransom- in some cases, companies have been financially ruined and never recover.

In fact, there’s a greater probability of a small to medium sized business being hacked than a much larger one.  Businesses of this size are less likely to have the security measures in place to protect themselves from cyber-crime. A small startup or a business just graduating from its initial five-year plan is probably spending conservatively and in terms of necessity.  The cost of employing an IT department or even a lone security specialist can seem too great, on the other hand, the cost of a breach or hack is far greater.

Small or mid-sized businesses can outsource their IT security and protect themselves and the future of their company. This is a more cost-effective solution compared to hiring an in-house team. Companies can receive 24/7/365 monitoring and support for their entire network by experts.  Security teams will make sure the IT environment runs efficiently while companies can concentrate on growing and expanding their business.

Graffen’s team of engineers and experts have decades of combined industry experience providing IT Support and Network Services to our diverse clients all over the Greater Philadelphia Area.  We bring our unique process and approach to ensure our clients have the technology they need to achieve their business goals.