Cybersecurity is an intrinsic part of each of the IT services listed above. However, it’s worth discussing on its own because it’s a fairly complex and constantly evolving field.
While many of the above-mentioned services cover cybersecurity to some degree, if you are at particular risk from a targeted attack, it’s crucial to invest in “heavier armor,” so to speak.
IT service providers typically keep track of all the trends and shifts, as well as invest in the necessary technologies and skills to keep themselves and their clients secure. In turn, you don’t need to distract your internal IT department from keeping up with these issues. Instead, you can focus on your core goals.
If you neglect cybersecurity, several things could happen, including:
- Risk of data loss or theft
- Disruption to your operations
- Loss of credibility, trust, reliability
To improve your security, the first step would be to install anti-malware software that protects you from viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. Since cybercriminals are always adapting their strategies, it’s absolutely necessary to make sure you have the latest versions and security patches.
However, 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error, so it is advisable to pair your internal security with expansive employee training