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September 18, 2017

Cyber Security: Protect Your Business from the Inevitable

Why a MSSP is Your Best Defence against Cyber Threats 

Technology has drastically changed the landscape in which we do business. Despite its value in serving your organization, rapidly evolving technology also opens the door for cyber criminals. Furthermore, their increasingly sophisticated schemes can make it impossible to close the gap around areas that leave your business vulnerable. 

Unfortunately, it is not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’ a data breach will occur. In reality, you can only prepare for these threats rather than prevent a security incident from happening entirely. For this reason, working with a MSSP is your best defence against the inevitable. At GlassHouse Systems, we work diligently to protect your information systems and thus, minimize your organization’s exposure to cyber security risks. 

3 Ways to Minimize Cyber Security Risks

Even with the most up-to-date internal security practices, your business will likely remain under the constant threat of a cyber attack. Here are a few ways you can defend your business against the inevitable:  

  1. Risk Management – By now you are well aware that technology can change on a dime. One of the most effective ways your business can remain ahead of a cyber attack is to anticipate the event rather than try to resolve the issue after it already happens. There are several strategies your business can implement; from reducing the likelihood of a breach to having a plan in place should a security incident occur.
  2. Prioritize Cyber Risks – Once you have identified all the risks, you must prioritize each incident to determine which scenario is most likely to pose the biggest threat to your business. If you lack insufficient resources, prioritizing your risks can help you successfully handle the most pressing threat. Even if you are equipped with adequate and appropriate resources, this strategy may give you a greater insight into the potential consequences your business may face in the event of a data breach. Therefore, this is a critical step in risk mitigation.
  3. Understanding the Impact – When a cyber criminal hacks into your operating system, you must prepare your employees on what to expect from the breach. For instance, if a hospital is compromised, the unwanted outcome may be the leak of patient information. Thus, the impact could result in expensive fines and civil penalties. By coming to terms with each risk scenario’s potential impact, you can identify the actions that need to be taken to remediate the security issue before it happens.

Safeguard Your Business with Help from a MSSP

Cyber threats can take on many forms and cause significant damage to your business. As much as we update our systems, cyber criminals have the unique ability to continuously find ways to compromise corporate and institutional infrastructures and obtain valuable information related to your business. Fortunately, there are a number of preventative measures you can take to protect your business and employees from the detrimental effects of a data breach. At GlassHouse Systems, we will build and maintain your IT infrastructure to help your business defend against any imminent threats. We understand how rapidly computer technology advances, and have modified our protection strategies accordingly to provide you with only the best security solutions.

Contact us to learn more or leave a comment below for more information on how to strengthen areas of vulnerability within your business. Our managed security experts will be happy to work with you to find the most appropriate solutions and protect your business from an inevitable cyber attack.

Find an overview of our security practice here.

TAGS: managed security, MSSP, cyber attacks, data breach