IT Risks That Any Start-Up Company Is Vulnerable To

If you are a start-up business or an entrepreneur that relies on IT and this gets disabled, it could get you in a whole lot of bother. It is astonishing how nowadays most companies rely on an IT system in order to run their business effectively. If that goes down, the business could halt trading.

There are lots of different things an IT-based company can do in order to reduce the risk of attack but also put in some backups so that if it does happen, they are not completely disabled, and their company can still operate. Here are some of those details that you should consider for your IT business to reduce the risk of a possible attack.

IT Risks That Any Start-Up Company Is Vulnerable To

Virus Attack

One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect your business from an attack is to get some sort of virus protection. Depending on how strongly you feel about this, you can get off the shelf packages or you can contact the software developers to get something bespoke for your startup.

The number of cyberattacks on companies in the past few years has increased significantly and even the government and major corporations have been victims of this.

If you do not protect your IT effectively then you could find yourself as one of these victims with the attacker looking for you to pay out some sort of ransom or they could steal a lot of information from your system (including peoples personal information) which could then lead to further attacks or you also being sued for not protecting users information effectively.

Storage Management

When you operate a business, there will be lots of different items, folders or software that you will need to store and ensure that there is enough space to do so. You could connect with a data management software company that will take away the hassle of having to store things in local computers and have the risk of losing information.

The data management software will allow you to upload as many files or items to this system and you can be rest assured that it is backed up and protected. There is data management for media and data management for entertainment industries that are bespoke on this system and put the end-user mind at ease.

Password Security

It sounds simple, but it is important to keep your password safe and ensure that this is not shared with people. This is a major source of IT breach and one that puts your documents and IT systems at a major risk.  It is recommended that people change their password on a regular basis and a lot of companies will force employees to do this. Make sure that the password is also something unique and not easy for people to guess like your date of birth or name.  Most people will add characters and numbers to make it less easy to find out.


When starting an IT-based business, it is important for you to take note of the virus protection, how you store data and keep passwords secure and protected. You do not want your company at the initial stages to be left at high risk for IT sabotage.

Francis Nwokike

Francis Nwokike is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Total Entrepreneurs. A Social Entrepreneur and experienced Disaster Manager. He loves researching and discussing business trends and providing startups with valuable insights into running a profitable business. He created TTE to share ideas and tips to help entrepreneurs run and grow their businesses.

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