Having recently celebrated the week of giving thanks, we’re all grateful for things like friends and family, good health, and prosperity. But some of the most important aspects of your business are always running in the background, quietly protecting you and your livelihood.

Yep, we’re talking about internet security! While it might seem like just another item to check off your to-do list, taking the appropriate measures toward securing your network and devices can lead to…

Data protection. A major data breach could slow or completely halt your business operations, and the ensuing scramble to recover it would cost valuable time and money. Of course, you want to protect your own personal data as well as that of your clients.

Happy clients. Happy clients make a happy business owner, but of course the opposite is also true. By protecting sensitive client information, you’re saving them both the time and emotional stress of dealing with a security breach. Plus, a business that runs smoothly is better able to serve their clients on a daily basis.

A rock solid reputation. A quirk of human nature causes us to barely notice when things are going well, but we certainly remember each time catastrophe has struck. With regard to your business image, no reputation for data breaches is the best reputation. Preventing data theft is one of the best ways to stay off the radar these days, as far as notoriety is concerned.

Lack of legal problems. We’re all grateful for abundance – of business transactions, positive reviews, and so on – but in this case we can also be thankful for a lack of something. No one wants legal problems! When you take internet security seriously, you can prevent many common compliance problems within your industry, and perhaps avoid breaking the law, too.

A lasting livelihood. It’s difficult to measure the monetary cost of a security breach. Between legal fees, retribution, down time for your business, and the cost of repairing a problem, it’s easy to see how the expenses can add up quickly. If you’ve enjoyed a profitable bottom line so far, your internet security protocols deserve some of the credit.

And of course, we also want to say that we’re grateful for you, our clients and blog readers. Thanks for your continued support, and remember that you can reach us at 888-RING-MY-TECH any time you have security concerns.