If you are conducting regular IT security checkups, it’s time to ask yourself why.

Conducting regular IT security checkups are just good business – and they can save you money in the long run.

Cybersecurity attacks, phishing attacks and data breaches do happen – daily — to businesses of all sizes. If you think you are immune, think again. And cyberattacks are on the rise: There were almost 40% more cyberattacks in 2022 than in 2021.

Identifying potential vulnerabilities is key to preventing them, for sure. And running regular checks is how you find these vulnerabilities.

So, what do IT security checkups do?

They first look at your risk level and what measures you currently have in place to handle a cyberattack – either from an outside source or from an internal one, like someone who was recently let go from your organization. An assessment will look for gaps in your security and figure out what updates are needed.

Next, you’ll need to check out your data: Is it secure? Backed up? Protected?

Tests can be run to see if your security measures and data protection systems are working and then you can decide if you are good to go – or if you need more security measures.

For certain businesses, a security check can also help you learn if you meet compliance requirements or if you are ready for a potential audit. Some industries require certain security measures to protect sensitive data.

At AccuNet, we understand that budget is always a concern, but the best way to save money is to not have to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack – which can bankrupt your business.

The best defense against cyberattacks is a good offense.

AccuNet Inc.

If you have questions or concerns, about your security measures, we can help. Contact us today!