Advantages of Web Security

Advantages of Web Security Include the following

Protection from Hackers and Cyber Thieves

Many large and small businesses in the present day perspective are subject to risk from web based and internet criminals. This means that if an organization harbors not an adequate web security, the cyber thieves will easily access the company’s IT system and steal the information contained therein. Large corporations are aware of this  but  as Dowling, (2006) notes,  many small  and  midsized  organizations  do not harbor an adequate  security  on their systems (115), Dowling explains that there are many benefits that accrue for a business in investing for a web and internet security. The first of this is ensuring that information and data on the company’s    IT systems are kept secure from hackers and thieves. A computer that is unguarded is vulnerable to hackers who are experts at penetrating into these computers. For instance, hackers may steals confidential information such as social security numbers, tax information, customer’s contact information and any data that they may be interested in. If a company does not have security on its systems, confidential employee and company information, many at risk and the management could be held liable in the case of theft of such information.

 Virus Protection and Other Threats

            Alongside protecting these organizations from potential thieves and hackers, internet security measures are also crucial in protecting the computers from viruses and other external threats. Viruses are dangerous to computers and simple antivirus software can assist in protecting the computers from being attacked by these viruses. A virus which can come from a variety of sources such as simply opening and email can track the information in a computer, make it run slower or even crash the entire system. When computer that is used for business functions   goes slow, it reduces the revenue generated. It therefore becomes important for such a systems to be protected from viruses. While the spyware, worms and horse programs may negatively affect the performance of a computer, simple software programs may be used to protect it against such threats (Vince, 1997, 234). In essence, a secure web  and internet  is an important factor  in making users to be happy, enhancing  visibility  and improving  businesses  that rely on the on the internet and websites.