In economic circles, cybercrime is regarded as the greatest threat to every business globally and one of the biggest problems facing society today. Cybercrime is now commonplace in commerce and our everyday lives. With cyber threats becoming more frequent, sophisticated, dangerous, and costly, it’s important to be proactive and put safeguards in place. Analysts forecast cybercrime to cost the global economy $10.5 trillion annually by 2025.
This growth figure represents a thriving cybercrime landscape that’s only making it harder for businesses to survive in the virtual space. The evolving cyberattack sphere calls for outside-the-box security approaches to anticipate emerging new threats. The security decisions you make today can determine your business’s future. For instance, bolstering cybersecurity awareness, implementing proactive security strategies, and adopting robust new cyber defenses can go a long way in protecting your organization against emerging threats.
However, you don’t have to do it alone or start from scratch. Team up with a managed services provider that specializes in cybersecurity and get a head start in developing a solid security posture. Working with an expert is essential for the following reasons:
Enhances your cybersecurity with cutting-edge technologies
Sophisticated threats call for equally sophisticated countermeasures. One of the main perks of hiring a professional cybersecurity services provider is gaining unlimited access to high-end security tools. The security provider might introduce hardware and software tools that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive to implement or proprietary solutions unavailable in the open market. Either way, acquiring high-tech security devices and software is a common challenge for many businesses.
The advanced solutions that a managed service provider brings to the table may include:
- 24/7 Proactive Threat Hunting
- Deception Automation
- Behavior Watch Intelligence
- Endpoint Detection & Response
- Cloud Security
- Next-Generation Antivirus
- Remote Containment & Remediation
They keep you in the loop with current and upcoming threats
In addition to sophisticated solutions, a cybersecurity provider also gives you access to valuable IT skills and expertise. The managed service provider will use their immense knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape to guide important security decisions in your organization. For instance, an expert can expand your organization’s cybersecurity awareness by helping you identify any potential risks and vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure. From there, you can work together on developing effective security measures to seal them off.
Cybersecurity expertise is a scarce and expensive resource. A qualified managed services and cybersecurity specialist will cost you well over $80,000 a year in salaries alone—if you can find one in the first place. Working with a professional security provider gets you an on-demand team of honed experts at a mere fraction of this cost.
Provides employee cybersecurity awareness training
Employees are the weakest and most vulnerable part of any cybersecurity framework. The Psychology of Human Error report shows that 88 percent of data breaches occur due to avoidable employee mistakes. Most employees don’t have enough cybersecurity awareness to help them make the right decisions or appreciate the importance of following critical security guidelines.
This is a problem you can quickly solve with a cybersecurity service provider by your side. A big part of managed security is employee training in threat awareness and response, cybersecurity best practices, and data safety compliance. Employee training essentially turns your most significant security liability into the most vital line of defense. A managed service provider can help you to create an effective plan to ensure employees learn what they need to look out for.
A managed services partner would be a valuable and welcome addition to your cybersecurity efforts. A good partner will help you achieve security goals, maintain compliance, protect your digital assets, and expand your IT footprint without worrying about increasing the attack surface.
GDR Group is the ideal partner to strengthen your cybersecurity posture. We’re here to help you secure your infrastructure, fill in security gaps, offer comprehensive employee training, and more. Contact us to learn more about how our cybersecurity and other robust solutions can help keep your business safe and functioning efficiently.