Why the Need for Computer Security?
Computer Security is a basic necessity to protect businesses and home computer users from loss of data, misuse and abuse of personal information when stollen. It is important for businesses to take security measures to keep computers secure so that hackers do not access any sensitive or confidential information related to their business. Individual users should also make sure that the credit card numbers and personal financial information are secure when getting transactions done online.
Note: Both businesses and home computer users rely on computer security to help protect their data, computers, and networks from internal and external threats.
During earlier times, hackers tried to breach computer security more for playing pranks or for the sheer thrill of it. But today hacking systems is done for nefarious purposes and hackers are paid big money. These hackers are all the time trying to steal user passwords, credit card details, and personal financial information. Businesses hire hackers to destroy, delete or steal competitor information.The hackers are extraordinarily proficient with network skills and make a living by committing cyber crimes.
As discussed thus far, the Pros of Computer Security Systems have been to deter cyber crimes, protect business and individual data, and to prevent internal and external threats. Coming up next is, how computer security systems are needed as preventive measures to protect suspicious data from entering business networks and individual computer users' PCs.
As with any system in place, there are Cons as well... For instance, businesses and individuals must be trained to fully understand a computer security system, they must learn and apply techniques and use tools to avoid security incidents, threats, or attacks.
As you may know, all this defense mechanisms take time and money to implement--put into practice a good and effective computer security system. But, you will not regret it in the long term!
In summary: The Pros outweigh the Cons of Computer Security Systems; therefore, it is of utmost importance to use such sytems at the office (on networks) as well as at home.