Why small businesses need data protection and cybersecurity
August 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Why small businesses need data protection and cybersecurity

When you’re running a small business it can feel like you have to make sacrifices in certain areas of operations to get the ledger to balance at the end of each month. At The Baran Agency, we get it. We were a startup at one point too, so we know what it’s like to have funds that feel like they’re stretching beyond their limits. However, there are certain areas where we believe you shouldn’t skimp as a small business owner. If you’ve felt like data protection and cybersecurity is one of them, we have five reasons why you shouldn’t.

Build trust with customers

Anytime you have a customer buy a product or service from your website, they’re trusting you with their home address, phone number, and even credit card information. Keeping this information safe and secure might be a bigger trust than what many people might think. Compromised personal information can lead to massive amounts of financial fraud and even identity theft. The more secure you keep your data, the better trust you’re going to have with your customers now and in the future.

Budgetary vulnerabilities

We mentioned before that it’s not uncommon for small business owners to feel that data protection and cybersecurity are areas where they can cut back and balance their budget by going without. Unfortunately, cybercriminals know this and will target small businesses for this very reason. Criminals understand that hitting several small and vulnerable businesses can be more lucrative than taking on a major corporation. Spending the money each month or year on cybersecurity could save you hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in the future. Weigh the costs and make sure you’re protected.

Protect company information

Small businesses are often started because there’s something different about the product or service that you have to offer. This proprietary information can be stored on your computers and you want to make sure that it’s protected. Cybercriminals aren’t always after money. They could be looking for innovative designs, concepts, and plans that haven’t been patented yet and steal them for themselves. You can keep company information safe with the help of a data protection agency.

Partners are at risk

It’s not uncommon for small businesses to work with larger, third-party vendors to fulfill some aspect of their products or services. These large businesses understand the risk they’re putting themselves in when working with a small business so they will often have a security standard that must be met to protect themselves. Even if they don’t, it’s important to keep your business partners safe so you can have a relationship of trust going forward. By having trust with your current partners, you can grow into partnerships with even larger companies in the future.

Breaches feel inevitable

Data breaches are getting to be so common that it feels like it’s not a matter of if a cybercriminal tries to breach your database, it’s a matter of when it will happen. You can be confident that your business and customer information are protected with the help of data protection and cybersecurity service from our team.

Schedule a consult

If you’d like to schedule a free consultation and get a quote regarding data protection and cybersecurity, please get in touch with our team at The Baran Agency. We come with years of military security experience, so you can be confident in our ability to provide your company with a high level of cybersecurity. Give us a call at 833-682-2726 or use our form to book your consultation. We look forward to working with you.