In a sea of potential problems facing modern businesses, cyber attacks can act as the shark circling around CTOs. With the ever-increasing threat of breaches, hacks and compromised data, companies need high-class cyber security in order to protect their assets, which can include logins, data, and access to private networks. In 2022, the average cost of a data breach reached $9.44 million and posed constant intimidation.
Completely safeguarding critical assets can seem daunting, but partnering with a third party IT partner can ensure companies implement robust security protocols while monitoring and providing guidance to mitigate potential threats. IT partners can also help companies build out thorough cyber security checks, implement routine training initiatives and keep internal systems, firmware and UI up-to-date, cutting down on potential vulnerabilities.
Benefits of an Experienced IT Partner
Specialized Knowledge and Expertise → Tenured IT firms employ specialized cybersecurity professionals that leverage up-to-date industry knowledge and best practices needed to combat evolving security threats. In doing so, they can identify the latest attack vectors, assess vulnerabilities, and build custom plans to protect mission-critical systems. Third party IT firms also contain knowledge on niche projects within IT. As a task get more specialized, it can be hard to find someone with accurate and experienced knowledge to complete what needs to be done. IT firms can provide this specialized knowledge from within their team and bring the answers to the table.
Proactive Monitoring and Threat Detection → IT partners integrate and leverage advanced security tools and technologies to continuously monitor networks, systems, and applications. Consultants are most often tasked with analyzing and monitoring a company’s technological environment, which includes risk assessments, threat modeling, an building a roadmap of security steps to monitor potential threats and pinpoint weaknesses.
Additionally, a partner will ensure compliance with the following standards, which companies adhere to in order to provide a safe, secure environment:
NIST: This program is based on guidelines and existing standards that help reduce cybersecurity risks. Critical steps include identifying, protecting, detecting, responding and recovering all the crucial assets a company needs and might lose. This system provides a good starting point for companies that want to protect against data breaches.
ISO 27001: This standard is for security management and defines specific requirements that companies must meet in order to protect their own data. It takes a “holistic approach” to protecting data, which includes looking at a full-picture rather than just a small part of the system. The system prioritizes vetting politics, technology and people in order to protect assets.
Incident Response and Recovery → In the unfortunate event of a cyber security incident, IT partners have the expertise to respond promptly and effectively. Incident response plans are developed and enacted to guide the mitigation and recovery process. This can include containing breaches, full-scale incident investigations, data recovery, and proactive threat modeling, which help safeguard and restore daily normal operations.
Employee Training and Awareness → Human error and negligence are some of the largest contributors to cyber security breaches. IT partners can provide progressive training programs and targeted awareness campaigns that educate employees about common threats, safe browsing practices, and responsible data handling. This helps create a company-wide culture of accountability and continued learning that can help ensure employees are mindful of significant actions that can affect a company’s assets. Additionally, IT partners can assist departments or individuals in acquiring compliance certifications.
How Can Resolvit Safeguard Your Business?
Being proactive is the key to strengthening a company’s cybersecurity. At Resolvit, we work alongside key stakeholders, IT teams and leadership to assess existing security measures, identify vulnerabilities and develop comprehensive plans to safeguard companies from cyber threats. We also source, vet and place talent to mount a comprehensive defense against data breaches, leaks and hacks – all while leveraging our in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, best practices and up-to-date surveillance of high-priority threats to the digital landscape.
Want to ensure you have the vital tools, training and support to enhance your security initiatives? Contact us today to get started.