Why Cyber Security is More Important Now than Ever

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If you are like most business owners and executives, cyber security is already top-of-mind. As remote work has become more commonplace, the opportunities for hackers and ransomware has grown. That is why World Synergy’s cyber security services are more important than ever. Keep reading to learn the specific reasons why cyber security should be a main focal point for your business.

 

Better Technology Means More Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

Hackers can now utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to trigger automated cyberattacks that can easily compromise secure networks without any human intervention. These automated cyberattacks pose a global threat and can be done on a large scale. With highly sophisticated attacks now commonplace, businesses must assume that  they will be breached at some point. So, they must implement a robust cyber security plan that detects and responds to malicious activity before it causes damage and disruption.

 

Cyber Risk In An IoT World

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows exponentially, there are around 200 billion devices connected to the cyber world today. Which means that cyber security is of the utmost importance. A majority of the world now accesses the Internet via mobile devices. Meanwhile, mobile apps request a plethora of personal data. It has been said that data is now more valuable than oil because of the insight and knowledge that can be extracted from it. And it is very easy for cyber criminals to hack your accounts and breach your business once they collect this information. So, cyber security for all these connected devices is very important.

 

People Store Valuable Data In The Cloud

The internet has grown exponentially since its inception, both in terms of users and data. This rapid growth has led to a dependence on the internet both personally and professionally. You may store personal photos, passwords, accounts, and information in the cloud. And, your professional documents, credentials, emails, etc. may also be in the cloud. Which means you could suddenly lose many valuable things if your accounts are breached. On both an individual and national level, hacking creates massive and longstanding consequences. Cyber security is the only way to protect against these risks; including World Synergy's Cloud Support, Backup, and Recovery Services.

 

Lack Of Computer Literacy Is An Ongoing Cyber Security Threat

As computers continue to become more advanced, computer users must actively say updated on all the new programs and procedures. Employees may use computers every day, but that doesn’t mean they understand the cyber world. This lack of understanding means that a large portion of the population are easy targets to hack, which can put your business at risk. So, cyber security tools and programs must protect users who do not always protect themselves.

 

Expect Tighter Regulations Moving Forward

It is not just criminals that are forcing businesses to be more invested in cyber security than ever before. The introduction of regulations, such as the GDPR, means that businesses must take security seriously, or face heavy fines. To be GDPR-compliant, organizations much take better care of the personal data they collect. Among the requirements of the GDPR is the need for businesses to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data, regularly review controls, plus detect, investigate and report breaches. And moving forward, we can expect more regulations as technology continues to advance.

 

Fortify Your Cyber Security Now

As a business owner, you’ve got enough to focus on between employee health, revenue, clients, etc. So, leave cyber security to the experts at World Synergy. First, we will conduct a cyber security audit to identify gaps and flaws in your current set-up. Then, we will recommend solutions that will keep your business secure. Our team of cyber security experts monitor our clients' systems 24/7 and spot the red flags before they become real issues. It's a cost-effective solution that our customers love. To get started, contact us now.