Studies recently released from the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) showed Australian businesses lost over $122 million in 2020 from online data breaches. To put this into perspective this is a 260% increase on 2019 numbers. With many people working from home the risk of online scams and data breaches has never been higher.
NOW is the time to assess your current online security set up. In this post we will show you some of the risks to food and beverage distribution businesses and how you can avoid them. Is your data safe?
The risks to food and beverage distribution businesses
It doesn’t matter if you use desktop applications or web-based applications there are many risks to your data. The biggest risk is hackers stealing customer and financial information.
Some of the risks include:
- Hardware corruption
- Email attacks
- Malware attacks
- Data theft
- Blocked service
- Misinformation/ defamation
- Falsification of documents
The consequences of data breaches can be catastrophic for businesses. It could result in legal liabilities, loss of reputation and worse, loss of customers.
How do I improve my data security?
Implement a cloud security provider like Microsoft Azure – the world’s most trusted cloud solution. Azure is the worlds leading cloud security provider and has invested billions to keep business data safe. EasyVend Web data is hosted on Microsoft Azure - significantly reducing your risk of data breaches.
Microsoft Azure includes:
- A centrally managed framework stores data on a highly secure platform
- Reduces costs associated with of retrieving or replacing lost data
- Protects the integrity of confidential information
- Decreases downtime resulting from data breaches
You will have the peace of mind knowing that your data is in the safest place.
Is your current management software safe enough?
Your management system is the key to running your distribution business successfully. It’s so important that you find out how your provider is storing your data and if it is the safest option available.
To protect vendors and distributors, EasyVend Web has made a significant investment in Microsoft Azure. We aim to give businesses the peace of mind knowing their data is in the safest place. Very few providers in Australia have invested in data security like EasyVend Web.
Don’t take a risk! It takes years to build your customer base and business reputation, but only seconds to ruin it.