If cybersecurity isn’t a big part of your managed services offering in 2021, you may need to reevaluate what’s important to your clients.
As you know, cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. In fact, there have been 4,000 cyberattacks a day since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MonsterCloud. Ensuring your clients and their systems and networks are protected from cybercriminals should be one of your top priorities in 2021.
We’ve covered many cybersecurity topics this year on the TruMethods blog. Take some time this month to review them before heading into the new year.
If you have not heard of the CMMC yet, it’s not the end of the world. The latest certification requirements were finalized by the Department of Defense (DoD) on January 31st and at the moment they are in the process of approving auditors for the new certification. What does this mean for you as an MSP? Not a whole not unless you and your customers meet specific criteria.
The best way to ensure things go from bad to worse for your MSP clients is to not have an incident response (IR) plan in place when you’re hit with a cyberattack. And many MSPs don’t have an IR plan to follow for one simple reason: They don’t know how to develop one. To make things easier for them, Chris Loehr, EVP of Solis Security, and Wes Spencer, CISO of Perch Security, recently joined me on a webinar to discuss what MSPs should know about IR plans.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are facing the dual challenges of supporting employees working from home while absorbing the fallout from the associated economic downturn. Although economies are slowly re-opening around the world, it’s unclear just how long it will take to get back to where it was before the shutdown.
MSPs have struggled with keeping up with the increasingly complex IT threat landscape, mainly due to fundamental business structure issues preventing them from achieving optimal results. Many MSPs simply don’t have the knowledge, tools, process or profits to secure their customers in the way they would like — but why not?
If you haven’t heard about cybersecurity online, in print, or on the news in the last 10 years, exactly how safe are your customers? Cybersecurity has become a serious topic for businesses and consumers. And unfortunately, cyber threats are set aside in favor of other initiatives and become a bigger problem in the long run.
In today’s IT environments productivity is necessary, uptime is essential, and security is critical. The latest hardware and software provide layers of protection in hopes of preventing cyberattacks. The newest technology causes most IT providers to forget the weakest link: the end user.
Companies often struggle to create and enforce robust cybersecurity strategies, partly because compliance varies among employees. This inconsistency could be caused by the specifics of job roles within the company that might make policies more or less inconvenient to employees based on their position. In addition, different levels of security awareness and technical skills across an organization can create further security challenges.
As the number of cyberattacks targeting SMBs increases, there is more pressure to protect against those attacks. That’s why MSPs handling the IT needs of these businesses must place security at the top of their priority list. One way to build a strong security offering is from the ground up, starting with one of the most fundamental tools used by and MSP — their remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution.
Now is the time to reassess your cybersecurity strategies. Read and reread the blog posts above if you want to step into the new year with a managed services offering centered around cybersecurity in 2021.