No one wants to be the victim of a security breach, particularly smaller organizations that lack the resources to fully recover from such incidents in a timely manner. However, breaches can occur, and even as technology evolves to solidify the protection of sensitive company data, so too do the criminals themselves, who find new and innovative ways to breach business security systems.
Businesses must fight back with individuals who can stay a step ahead of any fraudulent activity and maintain a secure business system, even as outside pressure mounts. This need is especially pressing given the high stakes of IT security. According to Forrester Research, the hard costs associated with security breaches can be incredibly high. The research firm notes that US companies lose anywhere between $90 and $305 per lost or stolen record.
A recent Financial Review article listed the high costs of lost data as one of the most important things companies should know about IT security. In addition to the hard costs, which can add up depending on the scope of the breach, businesses can end up paying considerably more for expenses related to the incident.
"Associated costs include forensics to analyze how a breach occurred, before fixing the flaw, reconstructing corrupted data, paying legal fees and notifying customers. Any PR requirements, compensation and fines, just add up," writes Nick Abrahams, the article's author.
Businesses can help protect themselves by partnering with VARs and MSPs to find the best IT security products and services. VARs and managed service providers can help their clients by finding the best talent to support their needs. VAR Staffing works to identify and recruit the skilled and experienced individuals who can effectively work with their organizations to fulfill their clients' security needs.