CYBERSECURITY & YOUR BUSINESS
Cyber security systems to help
MANAGE YOUR RISKS
Cybersecurity is a top priority for business owners and executives, and if it is not, then it should be. These days it is not a matter of if you will be attacked, it is when you will be attacked.
Pile on regulations and cyber attack insurance compliance, it can be difficult to wrap your head around where to begin making it an easy task item to put off.
We have heard the horror stories of phishing attacks and data breaches that drive business to the brink of failure and sometimes ultimately do. How do you protect yourself and your business? Where do you even begin?
You can start by asking yourself a few questions:
Let’s walk through these questions and dig into what cybersecurity means for your business.
“NIST-800 is a cybersecurity compliance requirement for DOD contractors which is very involved. CM and FirstCall worked out a project timeline in order to become compliant. I am pleased with the project timeline as well as First Call taking the lead and moving this project to completion. CM does not have the time nor the expertise to manage a project such as NIST-800. In today’s cyber threat world it is imperative that organizations implement a standard that mitigates the risk of cyber-attacks. One has to be proactive to these threats as being reactive can create serious threats to the operational success of the organization. ”
Where Do You Begin?
Let’s Start by Asking the Right Questions
Before jumping right in, it’s important to understand where your business is and where it needs to be. Here are the first high-level questions to ask yourself and understand how First Call Computer Solutions can help you answer them:
Are there resources inside your organization that can define and establish a cybersecurity posture?
Do you have someone in the office deemed the ‘computer guru’? Your go to when things with technology go south, or do you have a team of internal IT personnel? If the answer is no, houston, we have a problem. This is where you need to start. It is important to have a dedicated team behind your business supporting your technology and cybersecurity needs.
Now think, if the answer is yes, ask yourself, does your team, or single individual have the bandwidth to give focus and priority to cyber security? Do they understand what is required to secure your systems, manage risks and maintain compliance?
If your staff is already taking on the day to day operations, it may be a good idea to partner with cybersecurity experts.
What are the actual risks?
Let’s take a step back: Where is your organization most vulnerable? Where is an attack most likely to occur? Do you have someone to audit your systems and network in order to understand these risks?
Loss of Critical Data
Diminished Business Reputation
Increase in Down-Time
Compliance Issues & Financial Retribution
Types of risk will vary from industry to industry. Be wary of the “one-size-fits-all” offerings on one hand and the “impenetrable” plans on the other. Cybersecurity providers like to keep things complicated and opaque.
The key is to gain clarity on what it is you business or organization needs, then you can develop the roadmap to address those cybersecurity concerns.
Once those risks are identified, What do you do about them?
You have identified whether or not your business has the ability to establish a cybersecurity posture. You have defined the actual risks that could have an impact on your operations if exposed. Now you have a clearer path to deciding how you are going to mitigate those risks.
Does your IT team have the resources, the knowledge, the capabilities to address your cybersecurity risks? Who responds to a cybersecurity incident? Do you have an IT team? Maybe you have a current MSP or IT Consultant, are they asking these questions often?
What is this all going to cost?
Hardware, software, people, time. At the end of the day, we want to be secure but we need to stay profitable.
There is no question that a data breach or system crash will be more costly than robust IT systems, but what is that going to cost? How do you know?
Let’s make sure these solutions stay within budget.
Regulations & Compliance
None of it matters if your Business is not Compliant
You will never be 100% impenetrable to cyber attacks. No matter how much money you spend or how many technicians you hire, the technology is evolving so rapidly, it is an impossibility.
However, you can be 100% protected from fines and government intervention if you understand how your industry is regulated online. The key is in understanding. The laws and codes are innately confusing, even seasoned IT professionals have difficulty with translating the text.
It pays to have an expert, someone who lives in this world day in and day out. Finding that partner you can trust, someone who can shoulder the burden of providing knowledge on what it means to be compliant, how to get there and how to stay there.
For more information regarding NIST, HIPAA, and other regulations look here.
Secure equals success
What is Cybersecurity Success For Your Organization?
You just want it to work. To work correctly for your business. There is not enough time in the day, nor should you be spending your time pouring over insurance questionnaires, legal cybersecurity statutes, attempting to disseminate this information to your team.
As a business owner or executive, you just need to make sure you have the right people in place to make it work.
First Call’s Definition of Cybersecurity Success
Keep your business operating and on schedule. Employees can work unabated, whether in office or at home. This keeps you, your staff and your clients happy.
Secure & Compliant
For continued growth and smooth operations, data breaches and cyber attacks must be mitigated. These threats can destroy reputation and cash flow. Stay secure, stay compliant.
No need to worry about staffing concerns, senior techs being offered more money, we are a dependable, dedicated partner that will grow with your business.
With a dedicated partner and expert team, response times go down, issues can then be identified earlier, systems are created, which all lead to a happy client.
Finding a Dedicated Cybersecurity Partner
Take the hiring and firing out of the equation. A dedicated Cybersecurity Partner will be there to help manage the day-to-day operations, keep your systems up to date and grow with your business.
A Cybersecurity Partner can come in day one and begin identifying gaps in security, present and implement how to best address those issues.
And you can stop worrying about regulatory compliance because this partner lives for it. From consulting on cybersecurity insurance questionnaires to full-scale compliance regarding NIST, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO and more, First Call Computer Solutions has the dedicated experts an organization can lean on.
Discuss Cybersecurity Solutions for Your Business
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Schedule a time to assess your current cybersecurity resislience and discuss how our team can help develop an even stronger system.