In this day and age, nothing takes precedence more than security. When I say security, I’m not talking about locking your front door or installing a home security system. I mean keeping your account and business information secure and encrypted.
Attention-grabbing headlines relating to online scams, hacks, or viruses are endless, we are constantly trapped worrying that our secure data is being uploaded to someone halfway around the world. Despite these endless stories, the internet is still safe for businesses – provided you take necessary precautions.
No matter what hard drive you use, IT guy you’ve got on speed dial, or how locked tight you keep passwords; your valuable information is NOT safe. From accidentally spilling your morning coffee, to a virus infecting your system and stealing all your valuable information.
Viruses have been plaguing computers well before illegal downloads occurred. In fact, computer viruses (or worms) first began in 1971 with ‘The Creeper Virus’. The first worm was simply an experimental program that became self-replicating, and an anti-virus program was created to remove it. Whilst virus and anti-virus are considered quite yin and yang, security packages just won’t cut it when a hacker wants your information.
To defend against these notorious criminals you don’t need to hire a professional anti-hacker for combating worms, you simply need to move your accounting to the cloud. The cloud replicates your data in different locations to make sure it’s both secure and available when you need it. Not even a natural disaster can affect your accounting data.
If you’re thinking about moving your accounting the cloud, look no further than Xero. Security is the top priority and Xero takes every measure to ensure your information stays safe. You won’t need to research what cloud company to join, as Xero has done their due diligence and already utilize a secure and reliable company.