Can your IT configuration withstand a cyber-attack, or could hackers easily get to your most sensitive data? If there were a problem with your network, servers or any other IT component to your business, how quickly would you be able to identify and respond effectively to it?
Many companies aren’t aware of how vulnerable they are to cyber-attacks and other serious IT problems that could compromise their data and bring their business operations to a halt. For example, a recent article from WealthManagement.com points out how many Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms aren’t able to readily detect when they’re the targets of cyber-crime; they might think they’ve never been attacked, when in fact there’s suspicious activity on their network that they aren’t aware of.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a small business. Hackers will go after you if they think they can steal financial data and sensitive personal information such as Social Security Numbers. The only reason you may have been spared a cyber-attack is the fact that hackers haven’t found you yet. If they do find you, you may be subjected to frequent attacks. The only chance you have of holding them off is to adopt top-notch cyber-security measures.
Furthermore, regardless of the size of your company, you may need to be in compliance with strict cyber-security regulations governing the storage and usage of your data. Otherwise, you could run into legal trouble and face fines and other penalties.
Get your audit report done right
Getting an IT security audit is crucial, not only for complying with regulations for your industry but also to reduce your company’s vulnerability to a major IT disaster. A cyber-attack or similar disaster may lead to steep financial costs and an irreparable loss of customer trust. An audit undertaken by IT professionals will help you pinpoint the weaknesses in your business, helping you know what to focus on and improve when it comes to cyber-security.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for our comprehensive IT security services. You can’t afford to overlook weaknesses in your IT configuration. Your audit report needs to be thorough, examining every aspect of your prevention, detection, and response plans to cyber-threats.