Why is security so critical?
It only takes a power or internet outage to very quickly gain an appreciation of how much we rely on our IT systems.
Last year, 40% of New Zealand businesses were impacted by ransomware – cyber criminals encrypting your important business files and demanding a ‘ransom’ to restore them.
The Christchurch earthquake further reinforced our reliance on technology. As much as we hope or think it won’t happen to us, the reality is that natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires do happen and when they do, they can have an enormously detrimental impact on your business.
What do you need to consider?
Due to the increasing dependence on our IT systems we simply can’t afford to have them down. Being proactive rather than reactive by implementing appropriate security software (eg fire walls) and backing up files in the cloud is essential. The risk of not doing so can result in costing thousands of dollars of IT recovery, hours of lost production and a detrimental impact on the service you can provide your clients.
Are you at risk?
Take our Online Security Test to assess your levels of risk.
The business benefits of a robust solution
Eliminating system downtime (or in techie talk Business Continuity) has to be a priority for any business Having fit for purpose, up-to-date and reliable protection solutions in place significantly reduces the risk to your business.
How myITmanager can help
We start by putting strategies in place to help minimise your risks and keep your IT investments running securely, and secondly, we implement solutions to ensure that in a worst case situation, you can recover your critical business information if you do happen to face an adverse event.
We help you make the best decisions about your future technology needs, what solutions to implement, how to host these systems, protect them and keep your business running.
Find out more about our Protection packages
Data security is a people problem
95% of all security incidents involve human error.
The single biggest defense is education. Training your people to be constantly aware and alert is the first place to start.
Find out how you can reduce the chances of human error by downloading our free e-book.
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