Email and Web Security: Everything you need to know

A Non-Technical Guide For Owners And Managers Of Small To Medium Sized Businesses

Understand the risks

What you don’t know can destroy your business. It’s hard to imagine modern business without the internet but in the last few years it has become fraught with danger. Internet crooks are the dotcom entrepreneurs of crime, using the power of computers and the interconnections of the network against innocent businesses to make money.

Make no mistake; viruses, spam and spyware are the products of a global ‘business’ that is worth as much as $60bn a year. To put that into context,online crime is bigger than the global drugs trade. With so much money at stake, it’s not surprising that the problem is getting worse.

The risks are only part of the story. Internet security is also a competitive advantage. Customers and suppliers want you to care about their privacy and protection. Who will pick up your customers if a computer security incident hits your business? IT security isn’t just good practice, it’s good business.

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