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Why is network security important to your organization?

Despite the constant evolution of cybersecurity technology as it adapts to new, growing threats from hackers, network breaches remain an issue that organization leaders everywhere should always be concerned about. Both the technology used to protect your data and the tactics used to illicitly access or steal it are advancing at a rapid rate, which means you need to be able to adapt as needed.

Why is network security important? Your organizational data is what allows you to continue growing and offering value to your customers, partners, or any other relevant parties. But a breach of your data doesn’t just mean hackers get access to information that’s important to you. It puts anyone who works with you, including customers and employees, at risk as well.

In many cases, the best defense against an attempted data breach is a human solution; your team needs to be well-versed in best practices when it comes to accessing organizational data (or even their own) to give you the best chance at keeping that data safe. In this blog post, we’ll review some reasons and ways in which protecting your network security helps you protect your operations, data, and brand from serious potential threats.

Protecting your operations from interference

Many of the ways in which modern organizations operate rely upon computer systems and networks through which to relay and store important information. This is true for both the private and public sectors; countless government agencies that play a vital role in maintaining local infrastructure do so through online networks. Some organizations, private or public, perform work through networks that keep millions of people safe every day.

What happens when one of these networks is disrupted by a breach? While this largely depends on the goal of the attacker, it often means a serious interruption when it comes to standard operations.

The problem is most clear when it comes to communications and data access; if servers dedicated to handling either of these are attacked, it could mean your team is left without a means of communicating or accessing important information for as much as a day or more.

Protecting your organization’s data

A network breach almost always leaves data vulnerable to the attacker. Much of the data your organization depends on isn’t just important to you, but relates directly to your partners, customers, employees, and other parties that deal directly with you in a manner that could put them at serious risk.

Your organization likely has personal, financial, and other types of vital information from each of these groups. A hacker gaining access to it allows them the opportunity to engage in identity theft, sell the information without the consent of you or any of these groups, or any number of other harmful actions.

Protecting your brand

Network security is brand security, too. Many major corporations have experienced serious breaches in recent history that have left millions of people vulnerable to all manner of cyber crimes. When that happens, it makes both potential customers and business partners much more hesitant to provide these companies with personal information or attach their names to the companies’ brands in any way.

When you make a commitment to keeping your data safe, you’re also making a dedicated effort to protect your customers and everyone who works with you. That’s why it’s crucial to invest in the best cybersecurity software and practices available. The KPI Network can help with that.

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