Cybercrime has hundreds of millions of victims if not more! Two-thirds of people online have experienced personal information theft or compromise. A 2018 McAfee Security study suggested that represents more than 2 billion individuals!
This could mean problems with your security and thus your business. Why? People tend to think they have too many passwords to remember. So, they use the same login information again and again across multiple platforms. This means a criminal could leverage an employee private data to access business systems, too.
Cybercrime is a problem for both individuals and businesses all across the globe. The bad actors make big bucks from their crime with a low risk of being caught. The global cost of cybercrime is estimated at $600 billion a year and no one and no business is immune.
With more people performing business online, companies and individuals are becoming more reliant on digital transactions. Cybercriminals are quickly adapting and they are heavily motivated by money but a lot of businesses are not putting in the resources to protect themselves.
Securing Your Business with an MSP
It is safe to say your staff have a lot to do, but is cybersecurity getting the attention it deserves? Ultimately, there is no better way to keep your systems secure than with an external provider.
An external provider helps your business stay ahead of any security threats. Finding out about risks or vulnerabilities after the fact is no good and is like closing the barn door after the prize stallion has already run off.
An in-house cybersecurity team providing 24/7 protection isn’t workable for most businesses as it is cost prohibitive.
Working with an IT provider is a more affordable alternative. You avoid investing in the latest technology and building up an on-premises infrastructure. Instead, you pay a consistent fee for the provider to handle technology patching, monitoring and assessments.
The IT provider uses well-tested, leading-edge tech to stay on top of cybersecurity threats. This strategic partner can:
- set up security on your infrastructure.
- oversee and manage your company’s security systems.
- track threats 24/7.
- ensure regulatory compliance.
- maintain strong data protection.
Still not convinced that paying an external provider is worth it? The average cost of a lost or stolen record was $148 per record in 2018. You can view working with a provider as similar to paying for insurance. With ongoing monitoring the IT provider helps your business avoid security breaches and their devastating costs (including productivity, compliance, revenues and your brands reputation).
An IT provider constantly identifies vulnerabilities and secures your business environment. Stay ahead of cybersecurity threats by contacting us today on 08 8326 4364 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.