Internet Security: Worth investing in

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

04 April 2014

Whether you’re CEO of a large company, a mid-level worker at a small place of business or a retiree enjoying your golden years, everyone in 2014 should be concerned about online security.

Gone are the days when only companies that operated online had to worry about hacks and leaks. Nowadays, even the most computer illiterate amongst us shop or bank online, and anyone with a smartphone most likely gives up their privacy in ways that they don’t even know.

The rapid change in technologies means that keeping on top of online security is a constant struggle and, for companies in particular, this means that budgeting sufficient time, money and manpower to this project is an absolute necessity.

However, a recent Tech Pro survey revealed that many companies and business are failing to prioritize internet security, with smaller companies in particular lagging behind the pack. Despite the majority of those surveyed saying that they were more aware of online security risks and therefore more concerned, of the 244 respondents to the survey, only 41% said that they were planning to increase their security budgets in 2014.

More shockingly, only companies with over 1000 employees said that they were planning to improve IT security controls. Unfortunately, it’s not only large companies that face online security threats these days; we all face such issues, regardless of the size of our companies.

The survey seems to imply that though many of us understand the risks we take in operating online in almost any capacity, we still cannot or will not apportion a sufficient amount of time and money to invest in our online security.

It could be that individuals and small businesses in particular don’t understand the small but effective steps that they can take towards making them home or work computers more safe. For instance, a VPN can ensure that all your web browsing is secure as well as keeping you anonymous whenever you are connected to the internet. A no-log VPN such as SurfEasy allows you to surf the web safe in the knowledge that none of your data or information is being recorded, and the VPN’s bank-grade encryption means that any information passing from your computer to the internet is heavily protected.

For just $4.99 per month, SurfEasy gives you unlimited VPN data browsing on up to 5 devices, making their VPN an essential tool in your online security arsenal, whether you work at a large company, a small start up, or simply bank online.

There’s no excuse for ignoring online security concerns. Protect yourself today by visiting SurfEasy.com.

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