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The Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats to Protect Against

By: Josh Lee

Cyber Threats

In today’s world that is heavily concentrated with technology, information security and cybersecurity are no longer options, but rather necessities. More than 50% of business in the U.S. annually experience some form of cyber incident that can result in data breaches and substantial financial losses. 

That being said, it is imperative for businesses to adopt strong cybersecurity solutions and strategies in order to stay protected.

By embracing your Managed Service Provider’s cybersecurity support, you can better protect your company from threats, such as:

1. Malware and Ransomware

Malware is a software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a network or computer system.  

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to restrict access to a company’s computer systems and data until a sum of money is paid. In many cases in which companies are able to pay the sum of money, they were unlikely to ever see the data again. 

Therefore, it is critical to implement the most efficient solutions that can help protect your business from threats like malware and ransomware. Outsourcing cybersecurity responsibilities to a Managed Service Provider can help provide a robust set of resources that can help you optimize your firm’s security/ and efficiency. 

2. Theft of Your Client Data

Businesses are facing annual costs that are over trillions of dollars due to data breaches that steal clients’ Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Cost of Data Breach Report reports that such data breaches’ total costs average over $3.86million.  

Outsourcing security responsibilities, such as 24/7 support, email and network protection and security monitoring can provide your systems with the compliance you need to minimize the risks of such threats from occurring again. 

3. Phishing Scams

It is very easy to fall victim to phishing. Both private and public sectors are vulnerable to phishing scams – typically arriving as emails impersonating a legitimate organization/institution, like a bank or an accounting firm. 

These phishing emails arrive in a variety of forms such as links to a malicious website or even as attachments that ends up to be malware. 

By employing Managed IT Services, your business not only gains greater access to a robust set of resources and cutting-edge technologies, but also a collective expertise provided by a whole team of IT professionals (our gurus) to better protect your company. 

These are only three of the many threats that exist today. Outsourcing those capabilities through a Managed Service Provider can ultimately make your business more secure, efficient, and scalable while cutting expenses and downtime.  

For additional information about DRP Solutions’ Managed IT Services, be sure to contact us today.