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Outsourcing Cybersecurity

The landscape of cybersecurity in the greater Phoenix area is changing at a fast pace. Most of the organizations that should secure their online presence are not prepared for it. With cybercriminals coming up with new and unique ways to infiltrate organization networks and steal sensitive data or infect their systems with malware can destroy a business.

Protecting against online threats is a full-time, round-the-clock job. Unfortunately, many small businesses give the responsibility of cybersecurity to an under-skilled IT team that lacks the proper infrastructure and knowledge required to handle threats as soon as they originate. Most organizations do not have cybersecurity experts to and deal with cyber threats. These are the reasons why many firms consider hiring services for an outsourced managed IT team.

Some of the reason why a firm should consider hiring an outsourced managed IT team include:

1- Cost-Effectiveness

Even though organizations are spending more and more on Information Technology, the issue of budget deficit still exists. Skilled cybersecurity professionals are too costly to be hired let alone the problem of providing them with the proper (and expensive) cybersecurity infrastructure. 24/7 monitoring and protection against threats by outsourcing your cybersecurity is less costly and more efficient.

2- Professional Security Expertise

Even when they do have a dedicated IT staff, handing over cybersecurity issues to them means not utilizing them at their full capacity for the main goal of the business. When an organization outsources cybersecurity duties they get the services of skilled cybersecurity professionals who excel in the field and are familiar with the cybersecurity landscape.

3- Efficient Risk Management

Cybersecurity professionals can assess and identify the weak points that are a potential risk for a cyberattack giving organizations the benefits like qualitative and quantitative analysis of risks, end-point threats. They also help to configure an organization’s networks, systems, and apps to assess and manage cyber risks.

4- Round-the-Clock Protection

What most businesses fail to realize is that protection against online threats is needed 24/7. Having an in-house cybersecurity team that is online 24/7 is not an option for most organizations.

5- Remote Workspace Expansion

The way we have begun working over these past years employees are working from home more and more and connecting to corporate clouds and networks using a variety of devices. Sometimes the organizations have provided endpoints loaded with security software but the employees on the other end-point login are using devices with little or no security. This can provide cybercriminals the perfect chance to get into corporate networks unnoticed.

Organizations can prevent this from happening by hiring the services of an outsourced IT cybersecurity provider to ingest data from multiple sources and enable them to make intelligent and informed decisions.  This will also give employees unfettered access while keeping the cybercriminals away.

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