Why is Security Still Not A Priority For Businesses?
The majority of companies, big and small, do not have the luxury of having unrestricted financial resources.Budgetary constraints are frequently present, which makes it challenging for those calling for increased security investment. Unfortunately, this is the case, and the problem tends to be more severe in smaller businesses. Security frequently falls lower on the priority list than ensuring that a system operates as swiftly and effectively as possible. Budget constraints, however, are not the only cause of the lack of emphasis on safety and security.
LACK OF SAFETY & SECURITY KNOWLEDGE
One of the trickiest subjects to comprehend is safety and security. As a result, anyone wishing to become an authority in the field needs extensive education and training. In addition, several years of actual experience putting practices into practice. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that security is not receiving the necessary funding, as those in charge lack the essential knowledge. They might not be aware of the full magnitude of the risks, which would explain the issue of widespread disregard.
NOT COMMON OR IMMEDIATE THREAT RECOGNIZED
Despite the fact that active threat situations and other dangers are on the rise, they are by no means guaranteed.. Many companies, especially smaller ones, continue to think they won't be targeted. Such opinions do still exist, despite the fact that it is widely known that this is not the case. C-suite executives and business owners are busy and often give priority to issues that are readily apparent. Therefore, they do not give much thought to the "possible" threat of an active shooter or a safety risk.
The bare minimum exists because people are okay with it. However, professional organizations know that the bare minimum is not the standard of excellence they desire for their organization. If you were not "required" to have fire extinguishers would your organization still have them? Well, I'm sure the excellent organizations would. Organizations that care about their people, their brand and their bottom line are always seeking ways to improve and never settle for second best. Remember, just because you are not "required" to, doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do.
Organizations that care about their people, their brand and their bottom line are always seeking ways to improve and never settle for second best.
LACK OF AN IMMEDIATE AND DIRECT BENEFIT
Before investing in a service, training or piece of equipment the advantages are almost always discussed. Will it speed up a system? Will it increase revenue? The problem is, spending on security does not improve the speed of processes, or increase revenue (directly). Since it does not provide immediate benefits, it is not regarded as a priority. However, when safety and security is a priority, your customers and staff feel empowered and protected - and you can't put a price on that!
Unfortunatly, for some organizations, the situation won't change until an attack occurs - and by then it's too late
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