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Why Regular Security Assessments Should Be Your New Norm

By Joe Rhino | itsmrhino | 28 Mar 2022


You already know that improving your cyber security is crucial to improving your cash flow. Both are vital to your success, yet while most firms monitor their finances, they tend to overlook cybersecurity. Unfortunately, thieves are always devising new ways to attack, so your security measures may be obsolete today.

The cost of downtime, lost information, and lost confidence may be avoided by conducting a monthly security evaluation. Knowing about these issues allows you to build up proactive security before fraudsters strike. It's important to hire professional IT specialists who can audit your security and spot potential threats.

Are You Impacted by New Regulations?

Many firms are bound by government rules to keep, process, and secure data. Their operating license depends on it. There are no universally accepted standards for frequent security evaluations. So do the restrictions. Imagine how much tighter they are today than five years ago. Experts can guarantee your company is compliant with all laws and regulations.

Patches And Upgrades for Security Are Crucial

It's easy to fall behind on security updates, as there appears to be one every week, and each one takes time to implement. What you may notice is that hackers target businesses that are running late, since it is easy pickings for them. It's like letting them in if you're unpatched. When experts complete your security assessment, they look back at your history to determine if you have a solid patching strategy in place. They'll identify anything that puts you in danger now, has in the past, or will in the future.

Viruses Are Constantly Changing

Computer viruses, like human diseases, are not acceptable in the workplace. They're always mutating to avoid anti-virus scans and cause new types of havoc. Infection methods like downloading an attachment or inserting an infected USB are becoming less common as people become more aware of them. Your security evaluation comprises finding where you've had the most hacking attempts and where your largest weaknesses are. This form of exact knowledge reduces your hazards.

Your Company May Have Evolved

Your whole arrangement has altered as your company has expanded (or shrunk) over time. More staff, more remote access, more vendors, more locations... the list goes on. Each change brings a new danger, especially if your security has been expanding. Perhaps your password policies haven't been changed since you started, or you still use an antiquated voicemail system despite clients' access to phones. You and your staff are used to the way the firm works, whether it is risky or not. From an MSP’s expertise, they will be able to observe things from a fresh perspective since they think like cybercriminals.

What Do You Do with Your Assessment Findings?

While many specialists may overwhelm you with a broad list of issues, your MSP team should guarantee you have a standard for improvement. Your actions will be prioritized, and you will know exactly what you need to perform. Focusing on high-payoff sectors will make future security investments wiser. You'll also know your security strengths and weaknesses. Employees will see your dedication to security, which helps build a solid culture, and consumers will know they are making the correct choice by remaining with you.

Conclusion

So, give me a call if you need help with IT management processes and policies like information security management to manage those assessments. I can also help you find the right professional technical resources for your unique business and technical needs, making security assessments your new normal.

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Joe Rhino
Joe Rhino

Passion for Kick-Ass ITSM & IT Policy, Collector of Coins, Half-a$$ Outdoorsman, Retired Marine, and owner of ITSM RHINO CRASH newsletter on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/itsm-rhino-crash-6916254747876319232/


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