Cybersecurity is a significant threat to any business. One of the first steps you can take to protect your company is to understand, first, exactly what cyber attacks your business may face; and second, the best way to minimize the chance of those attacks. While you can rarely predict the next cyber attack, a dedicated Managed Service Provider (MSP) can find ways to proactively protect your company and minimize the damage a cyber threat could cause, should one hit.
As the leader of any business, CEOs should always be abreast about any potential, or incoming, cyber attacks. If you’re the CEO of your company, here are just a few questions to consider regarding how cybersecurity threats impact the workplace—and what an IT provider can do to help:
#1 How do cybersecurity threats affect the functions of my business?
Cybersecurity needs to be a top priority for any company. (If it isn’t, that company runs the risk of being the victim of the next attack!) Cyber attacks in the workplace can result in a wide range of consequences; from disrupting supply chain management and causing significant amounts of downtime, to actually losing customers and unleashing a marketing nightmare. However, by partnering with a Managed Service Provider, you’ll have a full, experienced team on hand to help prevent, fight and recover from any cyber attacks.
#2 What information is most likely to be affected?
Cyber attacks come in multiple forms, and any of them have the power to destroy a business; be it a virus, ransomware, malware or even a social engineering attack. Many of these cyber attacks focus on stealing personal information, and it’s essential, therefore, to partner with an IT provider that will keep your confidential information protected at all times.
Stealing valuable information is a lucrative business for cybercriminals, as they can get access to trade secrets, customer data, confidential research, financial information and more. Around-the-clock monitoring and employee training from an IT provider offers extra layers of protection from cyber criminals that today’s businesses so desperately need.
#3 How can I minimize the chance of a cyber attack?
Understanding how to minimize the chance of a cyber attack is critical. Work with your Managed Service Provider to create an incident response plan so that you know how to limit the resulting damage of an attack. Even when there isn’t an attack, an IT provider will map out potential areas of weakness in your company, and look for ways to improve your cybersecurity efforts. IT providers are never satisfied with the status quo; they are always on the lookout for new ways to keep businesses protected in the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.
As a leading Managed Service Provider, one that specializes in cybersecurity, CompassMSP understands the many threats that businesses face each day. Our experts make the safety of your company our top priority and are always available to answer any questions you might have.
Interested in learning more about cybersecurity, or how CompassMSP can help? Feel free to contact us at any time to schedule your FREE consultation.