Small Businesses turn to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for Cybersecurity

No matter the size of your business, you have a responsibility to protect private sensitive data about your customers. If your cybersecurity measures fail and are found to have been insufficient, you could be liable by law and, therefore, vulnerable to lawsuits. Fortunately, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that can’t afford IT staff are able to afford IT support and services from managed service providers (MSPs). The following are among the IT support and services MSPs provide related to cybersecurity.

Endpoint Protection

An area of vulnerability common to many organizations is a lack of endpoint protection. Any user-focused device that is not a central part of your business network but is used for business is an “endpoint.” Much of the time, employees’ smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other digital devices have weaker security than a business network. Your IT support and services provider can ensure that you have endpoint protection. One approach is endpoint encryption. The hard drive and data are fully encrypted so that no data is lost, even if the device is lost or stolen.

Security Awareness and Training

With the help of expert IT support and services, employees can be kept informed of the latest strategies being used by cybercriminals. They can also learn what actions they can take or avoid taking to increase cybersecurity. Employees are equipped to make smarter choices that help keep the business data and network safe.

Content Filtering

Another type of IT support and services that can greatly strengthen cybersecurity is to set up content filtering. This ensures that each employee is able to access only the sites needed for work. Access is denied to any other sites, which could help prevent an employee from accidentally opening malware.

Contact UTSI to speak with an Expert about strengthening your cybersecurity today.