Very few industries have ever seen as many changes and challenges as IT has, over the last few short years. While it is always a challenging field, with the insane increase of hackers and cybercrime, it has truly become a 24/7 operation for all managed service providers. Every six months or less there seems to be significant hurdles, leaping over and forward into updated software and protection programs/regimens, due to all the new emerging threats. With this constant shifting and evolving information, the question that always comes to mind is, “What can we do to protect our network?”
The answer to that question is actually very complex. First off, you need to think proactively about your security and IT. If you are reactive to issues that arise, then it’s already too late. You need to have tools/software/resources in place that know exactly what to do and what methods to implement, if and when a breach does occur. Regardless of the team and tools you have in place, we can never fully eliminate the chance of human error. Click the wrong thing, fall for the wrong scam, a moment of slight, bad judgement is all it takes! And it can have a massive impact on your business. That being said, employee training is also a good and useful tool that we at KRS have used and implemented now for years. You have to empower your employees and arm them with the proper tools to defend themselves in all different situations.
The best advice we can give business owners or CEO’s is that it is almost certain that your IT person/team is probably overworked and understaffed. We have been partnering up with IT managers for many years, but it has never been more evident how needed it is than today’s climate, with all the Cybercrime rising. Some owners or even IT managers have a misinterpretation that companies like KRS are looking to take their job. This could not be further than from the truth. We know better than anyone how hard their job is, and where they could actually use an additional set of hands. If you are a business owner, the worst thing you can do is just assume everything is perfect and handled. We suggest having a real one-on-one with your IT infrastructure, open up and ask them where they feel help is needed. You will be surprised at their answer more than likely, BUT it will be the start to a very open and honest dialogue on how complicated IT has become. We have also seen many IT teams too proud to admit they need help, however when a full network audit is performed the evidence is undeniably clear and the owner is shocked at how close they were to disaster. Don’t let this happen to your business! Reach out to us and see how our cost effective and deeply discounted CO-Managed plans may be the perfect addition to your business. If you are also interested in a 3 rd party network risk assessment, KRS can perform this critical task, at NO CHARGE. We simply ask that you let us review the results with you. It’s that simple! For more information reach out at 201-402-1900. Or you can always email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org