Risk to Your business
Most businesses, regardless of their size, face other risks apart from being held legally liable for unauthorized use of computer software. Numerous cases reported when illegal software was intentionally tapered adding malicious software (key loggers, spyware, viruses, etc.) which is a huge risk to integrity of business processes, which is possibility to implement company data or personal identity theft and opens doors for implementations other risks. Using software illegally business entities risk the following:
- Information confidentiality;
- Higher long-term IT expenses;
- No right to warranties, updates and maintenance provided by legal software manufacturers.