We are all required to embrace the digital reality. Could we really do business without email or without access to the internet?
Speed of access is the current obsession: bandwidth matters, fibre matters, but what price do we attach to security?
How many of us still have a “standard” password that crops up again and again when we register our email addresses and passwords with third party sites? Do we go the extra mile and beef-up the fire-wall (router) that stands between us and the cable that connects us to the world-wide web, and more significantly, to the dark web?
And whilst we can and should take care of our own security, how secure is our data stored on third-party servers?
It is now possible to scan not only your own servers, PCs and other connectibles to rout out any rouge malware or other viruses, it is also possible to take a peek into the dark web where any appropriated personal data of yours may be stored and used to generate threats and other online phishing by nefarious individuals and organisations.
Spam is now the provenance of criminals as well as commercial organisations that seem to be playing poker with data protection legislation.
Those who have suffered from a data breach will appreciate the comments we are making in this post. Embarrassing emails sent to your contact lists, endless hours cleaning up the mess. And whilst those of us in business who take security seriously are wary and on-guard, there are many organisations who are not.
Each connection to the internet needs to be secure. Each password that you set up on third-party sites should be robust and unique. Weakness or vulnerability in these areas will inevitably lead to grief. Avoiding the cost of security is rather like playing roulette with the most precious commodity you manage, your data and reputation.
What do you do to keep your data and business reputation secure? I would be keen to know…