It is impossible for any business nowadays, to operate without an effective IT system in place. Almost all businesses would grind to a halt if their IT systems went down. They would be unable to bill customers, and receive and process orders. Every business needs an online presence in order to remain current and to be able to reach out to prospective customers, and also deal with the needs of their current customers. Most modern businesses now, have their very own app that allows customers to search for their products and pricing, and many people shop online just using their handheld device.
Providing the necessary protection.
This is why application security is so important for your business, because it’s all about maintaining a strong brand image, while also protecting your customers, as they search your website. If there are breaches of security, then this will affect your customers trust in your business. Hackers are always looking for weak links in your operating system, but there is also a new danger out there and it comes in the form of customers just using their handsets and a connection to your network. This opens the door to hackers, when the door should be closed and secure.
The Well Architected Framework.
This is why you need to pay attention to the Well Architected Framework review (wafr) because it helps cloud architects to create more secure and efficient infrastructure for your applications. It is commonly accepted that applications are necessary when doing business, because everything now connects to the internet, and the apps allow the business to connect with all kinds of devices. Customers now demand the ability to be able to use apps, because they provide a much easier user experience, and they can make a real difference, when it comes to separating yourself from your nearest competitor.
For your business, it should all be about reducing your risk and the need to protect your brand’s image. This is all done by looking to the future, and figuring out where your security needs more attention, and being able to patch up and prevent any leaks that are already occurring. It’s all about protecting and building the confidence of your customers and potential customers, because the customer experience is the one thing that will separate you from your competitors.
If a customer does business with you, they expect you to protect their information and once a WAFR is in place, your business information will be protected as well. It all comes back to trust and you need to inspire trust from your customers, your investors and your lending institutions. They need to have the necessary confidence in you and your business, in order to continue to conduct business with you. The reduction of risk allows you to build trust from all parties.
It doesn’t matter what industry that you are currently involved in, because if you don’t have trust, the right image, and you don’t put things in place to reduce your risk, then your business is sure to fail.