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Why Your Business Needs Managed Security

Trying to insure your car after its been stolen is not really an option and the same is true of cyber security. With the help of an IT Support Company you can stay ahead of security threats with leading edge technologies.

Regularly in the news we hear of Ransomware, Trojans, crypto mining and more attacks on businesses and consumers and the volume of threats is increasing. Unfortunately, there is no single vaccine that can keep you safe. Cyber criminals are getting more and more sophisticated in their attacks as they are using a multitude of tactics.

Password theft and password-based breaches are a daily occurrence but that’s only one area of concern as cyber security experts warn that the worst is yet to come.

With Managed Services you can add a team of experts for a fixed monthly cost who will help you stay on top of any evolving threats. They work to identify any vulnerabilities in your systems and instead of reacting after an attack they work to prevent one.

A single person or small overworked IT team might struggle to stay current with attack strategies from cyber criminals, but working with an IT Support Company will free up these internal resources to focus instead on your business tasks. You will have peace of mind knowing that the IT Support Company will use the latest technologies as they will have the necessary training as they attend security conferences and keep up to date with the latest threats.

Managed Services Make a Security Difference

An IT Support Company will learn your systems, network and applications to gain an insight to your business and workflow needs and they will then recommend the best tools for you to use. They will make suggestions that will optimise production, security and cost and you will gain an objective perspective on what technology suits your needs.

An IT Support Company’s proactive approach can save you data breach devastation where financial damages can be large. In a 2018 Cisco study 54% of all cyber attacks resulted in damages of more than $500,000 USD

Cost is not the only thing at risk though as data breaches can also lead to:

  • Theft of intellectual property
  • Damage to brand and hence loss of customers
  • Loss of competitive advantage
  • Regulatory fines

You are at risk no matter the size of your company or industry. Cisco found 40% of companies employing 250-499 staff had experienced a severe security breach in 2018. Larger companies were also impacted but tended to be more resilient but when a small business is breached, the damage is usually more severe as their core systems are likely to be interconnected, meaning the attack spreads more easily.

What Can You Do to Mitigate Attacks?

The threat to your company will always be evolving as the cyber criminals evolve their attacks. You might be at risk from targeted attacks against your employees such as faked business email communications, Ransomware where your data is held hostage until a fee is paid or other advanced threats.

Managed Services ensures you have the people, processes and technology to prevent attacks, and if the worst does happen, they have the skill to mitigate the damage and get your business back up and running quickly.

Managed Services from an IT Support Company will provide you with the best proactive, ongoing security.

If you need to know more give us a call on 01543 889 444 and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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