Guest Column | October 5, 2016

How To Add Security To Your Offering

By Mauricio Bayon, president, Bayon Technologies Group and ASCII Group Member Since 2016

Mauricio Bayon, Bayon Technologies Group

By Mauricio Bayon, president, Bayon Technologies Group and ASCII Group Member Since 2016

We can’t help but get numb to the number of security attacks in the news over the past few months with Large Enterprises making for a particularly attractive target. However, you’re just as vulnerable and more likely to get hit when you’re a small business. Why? Simply because of the lack of resources and training.

As a small business owner, you’re worried about meeting payroll, closing that sale, or getting the product out/delivering on the project. You wear the IT hat or have that one IT person on staff you know can do it all. Once the systems are working, you don’t worry about it being properly secured. Maybe you forget. Most companies don’t know what they need or the difference between solutions, therefore it is our job to inform and secure them.

As a small business owner, we have made sure to model our company the way we would our customers. We have looked at various vendors and partnered with some who we feel gives the greatest value and support. We know our customers may not be able to afford to have the most expensive toolset. What we have done is made sure we start our conversation with security. Information is power. Do they know the regulatory requirements? Do they know what would be covered by their cyber security policy? Do they have the solutions in place they documented on that policy application? Do they do work with or have customers that do work with medical practices covered under HIPAA? Do they have an acceptable use policy in place?