Best practices to follow for SMBs and MSPs.
We’ve discussed why SMBs are such attractive targets to cybercriminals, and what the key vulnerabilities are, but let’s talk now about how to protect these attack surfaces. Once an MSP identifies all the physical and virtual computing devices in their SMB client’s organization, the next step is to secure all the data, as well as the devices, and to put measures in place to protect the SMB’s people.
Data growth is not only affecting enterprises; SMBs are managing a growing amount of data too. Whether they store this data in the cloud, on premise, or on devices it is important to have the appropriate protection in place so you can secure it and recover it in case of a disaster or cyberattack.
The number of devices SMBs use is growing, which is resulting in more gateways for cybercriminals to carry out attacks. Along with continuous monitoring, the following security services will ensure that their devices are protected.
Admittedly, this component is the hardest to control, but it is vital all the same as 37% of security breaches are attributed to human error. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is essential so that everyone understands that they play a role in the company’s protection. This starts with:
Now is the time to offer these services as an extension of your existing portfolios. By identifying and efficiently delivering the right combination of security services for small and medium business budgets, you can differentiate your business, add new value and revenue, and most importantly, build lasting partnerships with your clients.
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