One of your business's most important asset
Many years ago we prepared a detailed proposal for a company that, like most businesses today, relied heavily on its computers system. The system audit disclosed numerous security concerns ranging from serious to many at critical levels.
We gave the client a few weeks to digest the reports and the proposal and we then contacted them to discuss the proposal. Much to our dismay, our proposal was rejected in its entirety due to the cost.
As I was leaving the clients office, I noticed the new company "Merc" car sitting in the car park. I knew then the reason why there were no funds to fix the computer system issues.
Months later I heard that their system had been hacked and they lost valuable customers because of it.
Maybe if the funds were used to fix the computer system security first, the merc would still be sitting in the car spot.