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What happens when your Business gets Hacked?

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Imagine this scenario: you're the owner of a small business in New Zealand, and one day you wake up to find that your systems have been hacked. Your confidential data has been stolen, and your customers' personal information is now in the hands of criminals.

Think your business is too small to be a target for hackers? Think again. In today's digital age, no business is too small to be at risk.

So what happens if your business gets hacked?

Here are three things you need to know.

1. You could be held responsible

If your systems are hacked and customer data is stolen, you could be held liable. In New Zealand, the Privacy Act 1993 imposes strict obligations on businesses when it comes to protecting people's personal information. If you fail to take reasonable steps to keep that information safe, you could face serious penalties, including fines of up to $100,000.

2. Your reputation could be damaged

A data breach can damage your business's reputation, and it can be hard to recover from. Once customers lose trust in your business, it can be difficult to win it back. In some cases, the damage may be irreparable.

3. You could lose customers

If your business is hacked and customer data is stolen, you will almost certainly lose some customers. In today's world, people are very concerned about their online privacy, and they will not do business with a company they don't trust to keep their information safe.

These are just a few of the potential impact of a business being hacked. As you can see, it's essential to take steps to protect your business from hackers. Otherwise, you could face serious consequences.

So what can you do to protect your business?

Here are a few tips:

1. Keep your software up to date

Make sure all the software on your systems is up to date. Hackers often exploit security vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the latest versions of software.

2. Use strong passwords

Use strong passwords for all your accounts, and change them regularly. Strong passwords are long, and they contain a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.

3. Train your employees

Train your employees in cybersecurity best practices. They should know how to spot suspicious emails and websites, and they should know what to do if they think your systems have been compromised.

4. Work with a trusted partner

Work with a trusted partner who can help you to secure your systems. A partner like PC Onsite can provide you with the latest security solutions and 24/7 monitoring to help keep your business safe.

When it comes to cybersecurity, there's no such thing as being too careful. By taking steps to protect your business, you can help to reduce the risk of being hacked.

If you have any questions about Cybersecurity in Auckland or if you would like to learn more about our services, just give Tony a call at 021-804-602 or book a meeting for a dedicated time below. We're here to help you keep your business safe.

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