Businesses have been setting up shop by the Thames since the Middle Ages and not much has changed a thousand years later. Year after year new companies are created within London’s borders, why 2015 alone saw the birth of 200,000 startups, an increase of 4.6% since the previous year. But what many business owners don’t know is that they are stepping into a veritable minefield.
Entrepreneurs in the old days never had to deal with the unseen attacks to their businesses and clients. Today’s businesses have to deal with physical as well as digital threats to the welfare of their enterprises. Hacks, phishing, denial of service attacks, and ransomware are some of the most prevalent threats that businesses face on a daily basis, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
At any given time there is a least one business being threatened due to poor or insufficient security. Hundreds of breaches happen to London businesses every year, some are just opportunistic hacks while others are highly coordinated and targets events. But business owners need not be sitting ducks. They can be proactive in defending their businesses, their profits, their data and their clients.
Now there may be some business owners that are technically inclined and can set up their own IT security, but for everyone else it may be best to seek the services of an IT support company. An IT support company in London will usually offer a host of services and products that are meant to take the hassle of setting up and maintaining the various systems (including communications and security) of your business. While there is a cost associated with such services you really can’t put a price tag on the peace of mind that you would feel in having an established security plan. It’s important to remember that web & app developers in London aren’t the same as cyber security necessarily.