Published On: Mon, Sep 15th, 2014

Is There a Threat to Business Security?

There appears to be a lot of negative press regarding the security of companies. This has been a big question within the business world for the last three years. With more and more threats to business security, many businesses are keen to have an active eye on the ball. They cannot afford to compromise theirs, or their clients, security.

businessSecurity breaches make big news. They have a lot of media coverage. Only a matter of weeks ago was there a well-documented celebrity security breach in regards to cloud computing. These security breaches can have a detrimental impact on business and individuals. After all, no one needs negative press.

Security breaches can lead to a significant loss of confidence with a product or service.

With this in mind, we need to consider whether there is a genuine security threat to businesses within the UK.

Is There an Impending Threat?

In layman’s terms, there have always been threats to a business’s security. In the good old days of paper and pens, companies had stringent document shredding policies. This is still used today, widely. This is to ensure that all businesses are protected from the threat of significant documents being leaked.

But, with the changes in technology, there has become more of a cyber threat. This cyber threat appears to be growing on a daily basis. But, is there really a great cause for concern?

In some instances, businesses will have a problem. This may be from their software provider. But, many companies in the UK are keen to tackle this problem head on. They install a wide range of software and security measures. These preventative measures, in the main, are primarily useful.

Paper shredding is the norm in many offices. Internal threats to security are as prevalent and large scale cyber threats.

With this in mind, it does not seem likely that there are any further threats than before. It seems that there is more focus on security threats to the cyber world. This is because the technology is new and constantly evolving. So, with these threats generates a fear of the unknown.

Is Technology to Blame?

The wondrous thing about technology is that is has helped us to develop our businesses further. Business is more productive and more efficient. Without technology we would be stuck in a time warp. Technology itself cannot be blamed.

What companies, of all descriptions, need to do is to ensure that they have robust security measures in place. Software and antivirus programs can ensure the prevention of issues in the company. What is more, they can ensure computer threats are not prevalent within the business. They can ensure that they have their document shredding policies upheld.

The threats to the business world are no more prevalent than what they were fifteen years ago. Businesses simply need to change their tactic in dealing with these issues.

Businesses need to be savvier in their approach to tackling the issues of security threats. The threat of security breaches is no more apparent than before. What is needed is a change of tactic.