Security – Online Security Guards

Security – Online Security Guards

If you go back just far enough in our collective history you come to a pleasant place where doors were left unlocked. Neighbors and even strangers were trusted while neighborhoods were considered safe and welcoming.

It wasn’t long before a few bad guys made locks standard. In fact, multiple locks were used and locking mechanisms were even placed on windows.

Now, fast forward to recent innovations where motion sensors and alarm trips not only alert a family to the presence of an intruder, but also triggers a response from appropriate law enforcement personnel.

The security issues that have made new methods of home security mainstream have also brought about dynamic improvements in security measures in an online environment.

There may have been a time when virus software was not needed, but those days likely are a throwback to monochromatic screens and extremely small hard drives.

Would anyone truly consider using personal information in an environment where password protection was not in use?

Would anyone truly feel that all websites are absolutely trustworthy?

Would anyone knowingly welcome intruders onto their site where they can disable, alter and damage content while mining personal and security data for nefarious uses?

Would anyone be interested in making a purchase online if they believed the process to be a detriment to their own personal information security?

It may seem the role of Internet security has gotten out of control. However, the safeguards that are commonplace in ecommerce allow business owners to maximize their marketing capabilities while electronic security guards work to keep the bad guys away.

It is routine for new viruses to be unleashed through cyberspace, and the anti-virus software you may complain about having to purchase is essentially your business security guards. The good news is they cost a lot less than their human counterpart and are always on the job. The key to the success of anti-virus software rests in your vigilance in making sure you check for updates and scan your system. Many of these software applications allow for automatic reminders as well as automatic updates. This makes the entire process less taxing on the business owner.

So much of our lives are enveloped in the computer, it just makes sense for online business to make sure they have a crack cyber staff on board to keep things safe.

For the individual, the same rules apply. You can invite security issues through email, site visits and various software downloads. A home security system for your computer is essential to the long-term health of the World Wide Web.


CEO, Author of the #1 Risk to Small Businesses

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