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How To Pick The Company’s Best Cybersecurity Vendor?

Cyber security 03/31/2020 - 12:15 by Swami Nathan

With offices going online to flatten the Covid-19 outbreak curve, it’s never been more critical to choose the right cybersecurity vendor.

Businesses around the world have had to adapt to operating from home to their workers. For many, adapting to what has become “the new standard” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic has been a last-minute scramble.

As businesses and their staff settle into what could be a multi-week or month cycle with a required or suggested home order job, large and small organisations face a possible company-killer: their potentially vulnerable technology surface grew exponentially overnight.

How to prevent all those remote links from damaging their networks is a matter that only begins to emerge as businesses recognise that their cybersecurity policies are in urgent need of revision.

A scattered workforce is most vulnerable to phishing attacks, for starters. Improved email dependency opens the door to any future issues. Employees can’t get enough reminders to think twice before clicking on links and attachments.

More prevalent a concern: despite the new security and applications, the personal computers used by many workers who now operate from home have not been upgraded. For children now engaging in remote learning, devices that need to be shared— adding this evolving cyber nightmare to a frightening new dimension.

You should join the services of reputable cybersecurity organisations to help you sustain best safety practises in this new environment. You need to ask the following questions before you engage with a cybersecurity vendor:

Types of suppliers of cybersecurity:

A business may opt to outsource a portion or all of IT security and threats to an IT managed service provider, an MSSP, or a cybersecurity company specialising in cyber security services alone.

An MSSP is an IT services provider that tracks and manages eSecurity, including virus and spam filtering, intrusion detection, firewalls and VPN protection, vulnerability scanning and antiviral services. An MSSP can provide security monitoring services on a 24-hour basis by using a SOC (Security Operations Center) from itself or from another SOC provider.

For different areas of security, cybersecurity and IT security consultancies may specialise. They also handle IT security services including firewalls, identification and prevention of the intrusion, and review of security threats, proactive network vulnerability and penetration testing, incident preparedness, and forensic information technology.

Are they well-known?

While few cybersecurity vendors willingly share information on their clients, letters of reference should be given. A quick call or email to a former or current customer will remove any confusion about credentials, qualifications and capacities of a supplier. A considerable amount of research will help find a good match for your company.

Are they competent?

Many cybersecurity vendors have little to no industry-standard credentials to qualifications for their expertise. Once you partner with a provider, look for certifications like CompTIA, GSEC, CISSP, or CCSP to ensure that those with network to data access are professionally qualified and scrutinised.

Are they affordable?

Hackers are fundamentally opportunistic- Ransomware, malware and phishing campaigns have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, IT and Cybersecurity Vendors should have the resources to respond every day at all hours to an incident and an agreed protocol to communicate with you.

Do they know your company?

Although certain aspects of cybersecurity are common, certain companies have unique technological specifications and regulations for themselves. Make sure that your information security provider is familiar with your company’s software and equipment as well as any relevant regulatory standards for the industry.

Do they offer a deal?

It is tempting to select a vendor who offers a wide variety of company basement prices services. Remember, before selecting the cheapest option, the average cost of data breach is 3.92 million dollars. According to a new study, 25% of SMBs have declared bankruptcy after an violation and 10% have left.

Summary

Since violations are a third certainty in life, it’s important to choose a trustworthy vendor that prepares its customers thoroughly for the dazzling reality of a breach and a established record of its passage.

When selecting the best partner for your company, you have a great deal to consider. Providers of security services differ significantly from one company to the next in quality and scope.

Proper monitoring lets businesses make trustworthy decisions about safety and risk management.

Why Teceze as your Cybersecurity Vendor?

With years of industry experience and technical excellence, a dedicated team at Teceze are capable of the protecting your organization from cyber threats, and are able to adapt to the unique and individual needs of every industries such as law firms, healthcare, financial services, Law Enforcement Agencies and other commercial organisations.

The only way to protect what you’ve worked hard to build is to be vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. If you’d like to know more about how your business can benefit from managed services, just give us a call, we are here to help.

You should join the services of reputable cybersecurity organizations to help you sustain the best safety practices in this new environment.