Imagine that you’re busily working at your office, feeling productive and excited that you’ll get to bill clients for all the work that you’re getting done. Suddenly, your receptionist comes in, looking embarrassed.
“So I opened this email attachment, and all of the documents on my computer disappeared.”
If you own a small company, chances are you have a trusted IT guy who’s a jack of all trades, who may be able to salvage the situation. Hopefully. Before you yell at your receptionist, telling her that now you’ll have to close down your law firm when all your clients sue you and the Florida Bar disbars you, think about what you as the business owner could have done to protect your business. At the end of the day, if that employee gets fed up (or fired), they’ll continue with their life somewhere else, but you’ll be stuck with the problem.
This is when Managed Security Services (MSS) come in handy.
Security Check-Ups are Essential for Cybersecurity
One of the best ways to prevent cybersecurity issues is to have an expert conduct regular health checks on your system. That way, if there are any lurking vulnerabilities or potential issues, they can be fixed before they cause any damage.
Measure Software/Server/Cloud/Firewall Performance
Every business is different, and depending on the nature of yours, you might need additional security (yes, we’re looking at you, hospitals and law firms). Your MSS provider will develop a viable plan that best fits your needs, measure its performance, and modify accordingly.
Stay Updated on IT Developments
Hackers are getting more and more sophisticated every single day. Ransomware was able to stall private businesses, hospitals, universities, and government agencies around the world; and it is only a matter of time before it happens again. So if you’re handling sensitive data, you can’t rely on the same cybersecurity methods you’ve been using since you first set up shop. By having MSS, you’ll have IT experts staying on top of all of these developments and finding ways to protect your business from them.
At Soaring Eagle Database Consulting, we’ll do all the worrying, so that you don’t have to. Contact us and let’s talk about your business needs. And PS: Don’t assume employees know not to open email attachments from unknown senders. Common sense is not really that common.