Even the most well-designed and carefully-maintained cyber-security systems aren’t 100% reliable. As time goes on, they can develop flaws or fail altogether. Businesses often don’t realise that part of their security system is failing until it’s too late. However, as a business owner, you have the power to prevent your cyber-security measures from becoming ineffectual. You can do this by having a security health check carried out by experienced IT professionals.

During a security health check, every aspect of your IT system is assessed to find out how secure it is, including routers, switches, anti-virus programs, firewalls and any other components that might have an impact on your cyber-security. However, if you’ve previously taken a more piecemeal approach to updating your cyber-security, you may be wondering what benefits these health checks offer.

1. Synchronising your security

It’s tempting to simply replace or upgrade each part of a security system as it fails. However, replacing or upgrading your cyber-security system one component at a time can lead to uneven protection and gaps in your security. After all, the individual components may not complement each other properly. Having a security health check allows you to see exactly where the gaps are in your cyber-security so that you can address them all simultaneously and ensure that every part of your security system gels with every other part.

2. Keeping up to date

Viruses, spyware and malware are constantly evolving and changing. So are hacking techniques. You need to stay up-to-date if you want to keep one step ahead of hackers and other individuals who may wish your business harm. Security health checks are the best way to find out whether your security system is equipped to deal with modern threats. Because health checks are carried out by IT professionals, you can be confident that they’ll identify out-dated hardware and software that might be vulnerable to more up-to-date malware or hacking techniques.

3. Lowering costs

Having a security health check can help you save money in the long run. They allow you to anticipate and correct potential security issues, which is a lot cheaper than fixing a problem once it has arisen.

Here at Nimbus CS, we offer comprehensive security health checks to every type of business. Whether you run a one man show, an SME or a corporation, you need to make sure your security is up to date, so get in touch with us today.

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