As we look to the year ahead, we know cyberattacks will continue to rise. How does your defense measure up? Adapting a comprehensive, multi-layered security approach is one of the most important technology strategies your business can adopt. In 2021, businesses fell victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds. 2022 will continue to be full of sophisticated attacks and it's important to be sure you have a strong security posture in place. Read on to learn how working with an experienced MSP who understands the value and delineation between a Network Operation Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC) can help take your defense to the next level.
Here's What We Know.
First, it’s important to understand why having a multi-faceted security approach is vital for your business. Data breaches can be expensive and detrimental. In fact, they cost enterprises an average of $3.92 million when they occur. In addition to cyber-related incidents leading to loss of revenue, they can also lead to loss of clients, reputation damage, operational disruptions, compromised data, and much more. Having a layered, multi-faceted approach is the best way to mitigate theses damages. According to the Identity Management Institute, “Layered security seeks to implement multiple mitigating layers of protection so that intruders have to break through many security measures at the same time.”
While there are many important steps you can take to secure your business, working with a trusted IT provider like LincolnIT is one of the most beneficial. For one, it’s cost effective and saves you time. In fact, according to an IT Sourcing Study conducted by Whitelane Research, one of the top reasons for outsourcing IT is cost reduction (71%). When you choose to work with us, your systems will be managed 365/24/7 by our team of experts for a predictable cost. Your staff can rest assured that we will put measures in place to safely protect all your in-house and virtual desktops, servers, Cloud applications, laptops and mobile devices. Instead of having your team spend hours on IT issues, you can stay focused on your business and leave your IT security to us.
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Another key advantage to outsourcing your security to LincolnIT is the range of services and level of customizations that we offer. These services go above and beyond what an internal IT department can offer. Our certified engineers provide you with a deep-dive network assessment to detect and protect your most vulnerable threat areas. This involves everything from managed firewall systems and robust antivirus solutions to malware protection and data backups. We also offer 24/7 critical data protection through our Network Operations Center, as well as access to advanced threat monitoring and remediation through our third-party operated Security Operations Center (SOC). This means that your business will benefit from the added protection of industry-certified technicians who understand your processes and tools.
Additionally, having access to a team of IT experts is an excellent benefit. Whether you need assistance securing a new integration or increasing your email security, you’ll have a team of IT experts by your side. We’ll start by finding what the best security solutions are for your unique organization. This process is always built on goal definition, full data assessment, vulnerability improvements, and solution evaluation. Ultimately, we’ll help you decide what works best for your business in terms of data protection, while providing ongoing guidance and support.
Think of us as placing your most valuable data under lock and key to protect against unauthorized usage.
Lastly, an important benefit of outsourcing your security strategy is to satisfy compliance measures. Regardless of your industry or your unique needs, LincolnIT can design and implement specific security components with compliance requirements. We have a range of experience in policy creation, management, and review. We can uphold compliance standards for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, HIPAA, SEC and more.
When it comes to securing your data, systems, and programs, we never make exceptions. Our goal is for 2022 to be your most successful (and secure) year yet. Enter the New Year with a peace of mind by determining how LincolnIT’s trusted team of IT professionals can help you meet your 2022 goals. We truly care about your business and understand how critical security continues to be, which is why we always treat it as a core technology requirement and investment. Learn more about our managed security services or contact us to see how we can customize a security solution for your business.