Should I Outsource Cyber Security?


Making sure your company is secure is a top priority for any business owner.  However, many small businesses believe that their revenue is too small to catch the attention of criminals.  Cybersecurity is just as important for small businesses as it is for large, well-established ones. In fact, 61% of small or medium businesses experienced at least one cyberattack in the last year.  

With more and more cyber threats coming out each day, it can be difficult for a company to stay protected without any outside help.  It is difficult to pay a staff of IT or security professionals to monitor your network for threats.

Many times outsourcing can be the answer for small businesses trying to bulk up their cybersecurity.  A managed security service provider can save your organization time and money. Here are 4 things to look for when considering security management systems for your company:

1.  Do they understand your business?

Look for a company that understand your business’s specific vulnerabilities.  Make sure they understand your business model and the types of technology used at your company.

2.  Will they create a personalized security for your company?

The next thing you’ll want to look for is a security company that will analyze your company and create a personalized security plan for your organization.  They will suggest policies, security procedures, and disaster recovery plans to suit your security needs.

3.  Are they experienced with your technology?

Make sure they understand your technology suite.  Many times security companies will specialize in a specific platform, so pick a company that understands yours.

4.  Are they easy to work with?

Finally, you’ll want to hire a security company that is willing to work with you.  Try to find a company that will give you a day-to-day security contact. They should also be willing to meet with you on a regular basis to go over your business’s security with you.

Story via BizTech