Onca – outsourcing your IT & Cyber security
With the many demands of running a business competing for your time cyber security can often fall towards the bottom of the priority list. However, as technology becomes smarter, faster and more prevalent so too do the accompanying cyber threats. Digitalization is undoubtedly the direction of travel in today’s business environment with organisations relying on technology and the internet more than ever before. This, coupled with the rise in remote working, has led to a dramatic increase in the risk of cyber attack – and mych higher stakes should it be successful. Safeguarding your organisation against this every-evolving threat landscape is no easy task, and requires time and expertise that most business simple don’t have the resource for.
A simple solution
Fortunately, help is at hand. Outsourcing your cyber protection to a Managed Security Services Provider(MSSP) provides you with the assurance that your security is taken care of in the hands of qualified specialists dedicated to protecting your data. MSSPs are contracted IT service providers offering a range of cyber security solutions: from guidance on your GDPR procedures to a fully-managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) which continually monitors, identifies and responds to cuber security incidents, ensuring comprehensive 24/7 threat prevention.
The benefits of outsourcing: Experience and expertise
Legal and regulatory compliance
Time and Cost
Choosing a cyber security partner
Complete cyber protection is an ever-moving goalpost, with new and different threats continually surfacing. From phishing attempts to malware to Denial of Service attacks, organisations must ensure constant vigilance to stay ahead of cyber criminals. So what factors should you consider to find the right cyber security partner for you?
The level of support you require will depend on the capabilities of your current team, the size and function of your business, and where the gaps in your security defences are. The right MSSP will be able to provide a customised range of services tailored to your requirements, working seamlessly alongside your current team. Choose an MSSP who can analyse your organisation and produce a security report to determine the actions required, then implement and maintain the most appropriate solutions
As your organisation evolves, your cyber security requirements will become more complex and your MSSP should be able to expand its service provision in line with this. Consider your goals for the future and ensure that your MSSP understands the scope of your plans and the associated security requirements, and can scale with you to ensure a consistent and steadfast approach.
Flexible working is here to stay, and many organisations will have a number of staff working remotely on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the sudden shift to remote working unearthed a variety of security issues and, subsequently, a rise in cyber attacks. More often than not, remote workers’ systems are much more vulnerable to threats as they do not have the same levels of protection as company networks.
The right MSSP will help you mitigate the risk of attacks related to remote working by introducing crucial measures such as network access controls and multifactor authentication, to protect your networks whilst allowing flexible access for staff. MSSPs can also support you and your employees in maintaining good ‘cyber hygiene’. Cyber hygiene should include measures such as: