Good Information Security practices are one of the few improvements a company can make that will actually provide a positive Security Return on Investment (SROI). The costs that a business spends on preventative Information Security practices can dramatically reduce expenses throughout the company.
Cost Savings Benefits
The benefits of Information Security for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are many:
Decreased IT support costs;
Less virus outbreaks
Less wasted time from opening spam e-mail
Reduced downtime from data lost
You will be able to prove documented due care and due diligence
Documentation can be the difference between being compliant or negligent
Insurance will cover data breach costs if you are able to prove you were compliant at the time of the breach
Insurance will not cover data breach costs if you were non-compliant at the time of the breach
Improved productivity with decreased distractions
Good Information Security policies reduces distractions from common issues:
Block inappropriate web sites
Reduce or limit personal use (wasted time)
Operations are more efficient with better performing network & computers
You can hold employees liable for what they do and fail to do on your network at with company assets
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