Why Consider Professionally Managed Cybersecurity for Your Business

There is a new cyber attack every 39 seconds.

Cybersecurity issues have become an everyday struggle for businesses. Studies show that every 39 seconds,1 there is a new cyber attack. The rise in work from-home-models because of the pandemic situation has increased cyber attacks multifold. In March 2020, during the first wave of COVID-19, pandemic-related online scams shot up by 400%.2

Falling victim to a single cyber attack means facing persisting damage concerning data loss, financial impact, brand image, and employee morale. 

Having just an antivirus or firewall to keep your digital assets secure is no longer an option. A recent ransomware attack3 that took down the largest fuel pipeline in the US is a reminder that cyber threats are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. 

No matter the size of your business, having a cyber risk management strategy in place is a necessity. Without an extensive strategy, all your digital information, systems, computer networks, and devices are vulnerable to malicious attacks, data breaches, and privacy invasions.

While you may consider investing in in-house cybersecurity experts to safeguard your business from such attacks, having a managed security service provider (MSSP) handle your day-to-day monitoring and other ongoing cybersecurity management tasks makes the most sense.

Here are some of the key benefits of managed security services.

Benefits of Managed Cybersecurity

Tools and Specialized Expertise

Working with an MSSP gives you access to broad cybersecurity expertise and technologies that can be difficult or expensive to establish in house. IT security is a vast area of expertise that requires continuous training and education. Managed security service providers have experienced security analysts that stay up to date with the latest developments and cybersecurity threats. They offer proactive remediation guidance and actionable intelligence to remove risk from your business, while helping to continuously improve your cybersecurity program and posture.

If you already have a well-established security program in place and are looking to beef up security through a security information event management (SIEM) platform, you can also take advantage of managed SIEM. This managed service allows you to fully leverage the platform’s capabilities and detect threats in your critical cloud and on-premise infrastructure.

Financial Benefits

Managed cybersecurity results in major cost savings. Training or staffing of your in-house team is the obvious expense here. Moreover, you will also need to educate them periodically to ensure that they’re aware of the latest threats and security measures. An MSSP ensures a fixed cost of investment and plans everything ahead, which will help you save up on unexpected expenses such as hiring industry and compliance experts.

Helps You Focus on Your Core Business Functions

A managed service provider’s goal is to give you security asset management relief. MSSPs monitor security systems around the clock and take significant work off your hands when it comes to detecting vulnerabilities and fixing the issues.

Keep Your Organization Secure With Vertek

With the rising use of cloud-based services and improved workforce mobility technologies, businesses are undergoing a rapid IT transformation. Working with an experienced MSSP will keep your organization protected.

Vertek is renowned for its innovative, adaptive, and customer-centric approach. With over 30 years of experience, Vertek proudly serves companies ranging from SMBs needing small security packages to large, Fortune 50 global enterprises that rely on Vertek’s critical infrastructure protection to safeguard the needs of their customers.

Get in touch with one of our cybersecurity experts today!

  1. https://eng.umd.edu/news/story/study-hackers-attack-every-39-seconds 
  2. https://www.oakgov.com/it/security/citizen-training/Pages/covid-cyber-scams.aspx 
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/us/politics/biden-colonial-pipeline-ransomware.html