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Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

by | Jun 21, 2019 | MyTek Blog, Security

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No matter how small your business is, you are always under IT security threats. With a plethora of business data available on your network infrastructure, hackers have enough incentives to break into your systems and steal sensitive information. If your business is spread out across continents, the IT risk becomes even bigger. That’s why you need to be prepared to monitor and mitigate any security risks at the earliest.

In this blog, we’ll explain the magnitude of IT risks and set up mechanisms to tackle these challenges.

No IT Security for Your Business? Here are the Worst Associated Risks

Different industries come with varying mechanisms of compliance. For example, if your business pertains to the health industry, you must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. If you do not comply with the HIPAA regulations, you could be subject to breach of conduct fines. Here, a compromise of patient data can be triggered by IT security lapses.

Imagine a hacker gaining access to the personal information of patients. There are chances that this security risk could either decrypt sensitive files or destroy crucial data. This risk can bring your entire industry to a standstill, and you need to resolve it proactively.

Lack of IT Security Can Lead to Business Shutdown

Neglect of IT risks can even lead to a business shut down. For example, sensitive credentials like usernames & passwords, medical records, or even financial information leaks can harm the basic foundation of your organization. Small businesses find it very costly to put in place risk mitigation infrastructure, ultimately leading to their closing.

What is the Way Forward?

The ideal way to safeguard your business is to set up an IT risk management solution as early as possible. The more you wait, the greater the opportunity for hackers to strike. It is an excellent practice to take the help of a third-party IT service provider for best results.

MyTek can help you with your organization’s top IT security solutions. To know more, call us at 623-312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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