We want to provide value to users. We never want to put them in a worse place than they were when they came to us. Preventative security measures largely protect from these scenarios. But as with any other priority of the company, these concerns can be analyzed with numbers and approached with a rational risk assessment. The purpose of security measures is to properly manage risk with a reasonable cost benefit analysis to protect user integrity, data, and privacy.
You're a white collar professional with over a decade of experience. You've found some major inefficiencies in your work, and repetitious tasks that you have to do, and not only you, but everyone in your role at other companies. If you're driven, creative and have an insight that's repeatable, you can leverage and sell it with software. This lets you stop trading time for money, and gives greater opportunity for growth. Hard work, no doubt, but worth a risk to escape the 9-5.