With all of the various threats to your company’s data and factoring in the impact of exploited network or system vulnerabilities, you simply don’t have the time to do what it takes to keep your business secure.
IT security must continually be revisited. How much time would you say has been spent working on cybersecurity issues in the last six months in your business? Are you and/or your IT team staying up-to-date with all of cybersecurity threats going on?
If you don’t have someone constantly and actively monitoring your network, you may not detect any issues until it’s too late. What if you didn’t know you were hit with ransomware until after the ransom payment window closed, and you couldn’t access any of your files?
The average time to detect malware or criminal attack is 170 days (Heimdal Security).
Examples of time-consuming, but necessary cybersecurity tasks you can offload include:
• Reviewing firewall rules
• Updating your firewall
• Patching the latest vulnerabilities discovered
• Filtering web content
• Updating software
Do you have the budget, skills or resources to have in-house experts devoted solely to cybersecurity?
You may have employees who handle cybersecurity along with other general IT responsibilities, but that’s not enough. Through no fault of your own, you’re unprepared to protect against and remediate these cyber threats. If you’re attacked, you won’t be ready.
An MSP provides the proactive, preventative maintenance and technology you need to secure your workstations, servers, devices and networks. You’ll receive
• Strong firewall management
• Business-grade antivirus and antimalware threat intelligence
And just because you currently have an AV solution doesn’t mean you’re covered. It’s not just a box to check. It has to be constantly monitored and managed.
Most importantly, you’ll be able to rely on someone whose sole mission is to watch over your network, receiving alerts the moment anything goes awry and providing end user security awareness education. Not only that, you’ll benefit from the years of training and experience a highly skilled MSP brings to the table.
It can be hard to find and expensive to hire IT talent with the cybersecurity expertise that you need to safeguard your company’s data. Working with a managed IT services provider is a more cost-efficient way to address your information security needs.
The IT staff you currently have onboard does not have the bandwidth to manage information security in-house.
When it comes to cyber attacks and data threats, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when.”
There is only so much anyone can do to prevent a successful attack, but hackers have become more resourceful and will continue to find innovative new ways to penetrate security defenses.
Everyone makes mistakes, and end users are no exception.
Hackers will eventually be successful, or your employees will mess up accidentally (or intentionally). You’ll want to have security policies and procedures in place when this happens. Do you know what these should entail? Probably not, but an MSP sure does.
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