Tips to Keep Your Business Secure from Cyber Threats Whilst Your Staff Works From Home: Part 3

With cyber-crime constantly on the rise, virtually all businesses in the UK are exposed to serious cybersecurity risks as their workforce continues to operate remotely. On top of that, hackers are now more efficient than ever at using a variety of tools and tactics designed to trick your remote staff into revealing sensitive business information.

Cyber-attacks are no longer limited to just phishing emails and malware attacks. The high level of sophistication and intrusive nature of today’s cyber-threats allows bad actors to infiltrate your company’s private networks, steal crucial business data, and cause havoc within no time – simply by targeting your unsuspecting remote workforce. And just in case you were wondering, no organisation is too big or small to be targeted.

In this article, we share why your company should consider the help of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who are proficient at managing cybersecurity in order to safeguard your best interests and improve your company’s outlook for business continuity in times like these.

Why You Should Consider Working With MSPs for Cybersecurity Support

Even though most companies have IT departments that would like to believe they are currently monitoring everything as expected, however, unfortunately, this is usually not the case. In fact, most businesses that end up falling prey to cyber-attacks once had a confident IT team that assumed they didn’t need any external support for cybersecurity services – not even consulting!

The latest report on cybersecurity breaches, released by the UK government in 2020, strongly backs this claim. According to the report, around half (roughly 46%) of the businesses in the UK reported having experienced cyber-attacks or cybersecurity breaches over the last year. What’s even bigger of a concern is that almost a third (around 32%) of these businesses affected by cyber-attacks have been experiencing these issues quite frequently (at least once a week).

This means keeping your fingers crossed and solely relying on your internal IT team for cybersecurity may not be your best bet. Now, let’s have a look at what kind of benefits you can expect when you choose to work with MSPs for strengthening your company’s cyber defence strategy.

What Cybersecurity Services Can MSPs Offer?

Enterprise-grade Cybersecurity Mechanisms

Since most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find it difficult to afford the kind of cyber protection mechanisms that enterprise organisations have, it only makes sense to avail these by working with MSPs that already have these covered for all their clients.

Actionable Incident Response Plans

Many organisations still don’t have a formal incident response plan in place. MSPs typically offer incident response planning to all their clients, and this includes everything from preparing the plan to assigning first respondents for your company who will be responsible to act on your organisation’s behalf, in case such an incident happens.

Assistance with Cybersecurity Regulation Compliance

In an attempt to limit the frequency of cyber breaches and safeguard the best interests of their citizens, various countries and their governments have come up with some strict measures, such as regulations pertaining to cybersecurity, namely HITECH, DFARS, HIPAA, etc. A failure to meet any of these regulations or the set minimum requirements would make your business vulnerable to not just heavy fines, but even potential lawsuits. Why risk all that when MSPs can assist your business in complying with all the different regulations?

Internal Policies for Data Privacy, Email Security, and User Access Control

Many organisations feel creating policies to ensure data security is somewhat of a daunting task to begin with, not to mention enforcing these policies across the organisation and ensuring compliance. However, MSPs can provide your organisation with ready-to-go policy templates to start with, along with putting to use their expertise in new policy creation, updating existing ones, and enforcement of these rules across the organisation.

Reliable Data Storage and Backup Plans

Wondering whether to go for on-premises, Hyperconverged or Cloud-based data storage? MSPs know what data storage solution would fit your organisation’s requirements best while ensuring utmost data security, without breaking the bank.

Robust Disaster Recovery Plans

Your organisation needs to have a plan in place to ensure business continuity, even if the worst happens. MSPs help you draft foolproof disaster recovery plans to keep your organisation’s best interests secure, no matter what goes wrong.

Access To Competent Professionals and Latest Technology at a Fraction of the Cost

Even if you already have an IT team working for you, MSPs can help fill in the gaps and let your team focus on other important issues they have at hand. Not to mention, hiring top data security specialists for growing your internal IT team can be a budget-intensive task. 

In addition to that, keeping your IT infrastructure up-to-date and investing in newer technologies is another daunting task for businesses that are operating on a limited budget, unlike large multinational corporations. Having said this, MSPs can readily offer you access to some of the best cybersecurity professionals along with the latest tools and technology for a fraction of what it would typically cost to set up in-house.

Final Thoughts

You can’t afford a security breach, but you can afford managed cybersecurity services offered by Managed IT Service Providers like us. At Amazing Support, we’re here to support businesses like yours that require the best-in-class cybersecurity without burning a hole in your pocket. 

We offer a full suite of managed IT services, while keeping your office network, business data, and servers protected and constantly monitored. In addition to this, we also provide regular cybersecurity training to all your employees.

If you would like to learn more about what your organisation can do to strengthen its cybersecurity and reduce the risk of attracting potential cyber-threats, let’s talk!

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