Since the advent of the massive information era, new security challenges have emerged. Likewise, the process of moving data has been significantly transformed, affecting most modern business. As a result, network security has become a paramount concern not only for transferring information safely but also for reducing the risk of unauthorised access. Although most targets are business, several customers are vulnerable, generating additional issues for commercial environments. Naturally, several security systems help to reduce the risk; nevertheless, they may represent a further investment, and occasionally, demand elevated system quota. As such, the enterprises’ digital security and the impact of viruses on customer behaviour, are the most important aspects to bear in mind to identify the main implications for the Australian economy. This essay will discuss some of the main consequences of computer viruses on business environments and customer behaviour that may impact Australian economy.


First, mobile application diffusion and popularity have involved not just personal usage but a range of trade and government entities. As a result, sensitive content has become vulnerable. Li and Clark (2013) emphasises that the ever-growing mobile devices presence in personal and corporative context has significantly increased the information security challenges. As a result, business confidentiality is in constant danger. Hence, there are increasing risks of unauthorised access to business networks systems; consequently, the corporate performance of some affected business is prone to be weakened. Therefore, Australian economy may be significantly perturbed.


Now, since productivity and efficiency remain as some of the central concepts of modern business structures, high performance is vital in most computer security software. Most security protocols deployed on corporative systems, where the get the job done philosophy is a must, should be highly effective. However, the unprecedented, complicated and unpredictable security challenges demand sophisticated response mechanisms that may consume a significant amount of running system; consequently, business productivity is prone to be deeply compromised. Thus, the reduced business productivity, partially generated by the need of robust security systems, may affect the general economy of Australia.


Finally, the similar impact on the final customers decreases the purchase intention considerably. Some people may decide not to buy or acquire a particular service because of the fear of being scammed. Therefore, there may be a considerable reduction of business sales. Consequently, the Australian economy may well be wasting the great advantage that new technologies represent.


To sum up, most businesses are affected by several kinds of viruses that evolve every day. Additionally, to keep the pace with their evolution, most corporations need to implement complex and expensive security systems that, in most cases, reduce network performance. As a result, the reduced efficiency of most compromised business affects the Australian economy directly. Furthermore, several final customers are equally affected by such threats which reduce the trustworthiness of different transactions on the internet and consequently the online commercial dynamics are significantly affected. Hence, as computer viruses affect business performance and customer behaviour, it affects Australian economy directly.