Data security is something all organizations should consider, ranging from the smallest organizations up to the largest ones. This is because cybercriminals are casting a wide net and reeling in any fish that they can get. We are all at risk of suffering a cybersecurity attack. It is important to realize the role that organizations and their IT departments play in protecting against cyberattacks.
Outsourcing your IT (Information Technology) support can improve your data security. Here are some ways outsourcing can improve your security posture in the organization.
You have an entire IT department available for your team
You have an entire team of outsourced IT support comprising of help desk, escalation engineers, system engineers, and various SMEs (subject matter experts) available to assist with troubles that arise. This gives small and medium organizations a full-class IT department without the staffing and HR work.
We perform quarterly security reviews
Our managed clients benefit from the quarterly reviews we provide on security. This includes cloud platforms such as Office 365 and Google Workspace. We evaluate your environment for security threats, implement the latest recommended security baseline, and work to harden the environment.
We receive alerts as soon as they are generated
We receive alerts on your environment whenever suspicious rules are created or actions are taken in the environment. This means our team will immediately jump to action on resolving or investigating the alerts; this translates into peace of mind for you.
Regular reviews of the latest security recommendations and trends
It is our job to keep on top of the latest trends in information technology and security. A portion of our job in technology is to stay up to date on the latest developments and to translate what that means for you. Even if the answer is as simple as, “It doesn’t affect you.”
If you are looking for peace of mind and want to relax when it comes to the technology in your environment, then outsourcing might be a clever idea. Placing the work of maintaining your servers, network, security, and cloud platforms on one or two people is a large burden and can cause problems down the line.
We can work with your internal IT department to help make your environment more secure and run more efficiently, or we can handle all parts of your IT department for you.
Just what kind of trends and topics do you stay up to date on?
Much like other professions, technology is constantly evolving. Staying up to date on all the different software, hardware, and security practices is a full-time job. Keeping on top of these trends is important both to maintaining a secure posture and to remain competitive in the business and organization environment.
We can look at it this way: employment and recruiting have been large topics lately. Many industries are experiencing difficulties recruiting and keeping talent. One way to help combat this is to provide employees with remote work options, refreshed technology, and the best collaboration and productivity platforms out there. However, this brings with it many security holes and vulnerabilities that were not present just 10 years ago.
We now must account for the various locations and devices that employees may be working on. Are they accessing their email, chats, and files on their phone through a service like O365 or Google Workspace?
Do they have access to sensitive information in the environment? What happens when the device is lost or stolen? Do you have the infrastructure in place to be able to remotely disable and wipe that device?
These are all the important questions that we must ask ourselves as IT professionals daily. Not only do we ask ourselves these questions, but we work with you to establish the policies and procedures that will drive the organization forward while also maintaining a safe and secure environment for your staff to work in.
Get in Touch with EIS for Next-Level Outsourced IT Support
If you are looking for ways to improve the security posture of your organization, then it may be worth a conversation to see if a partnership with an outsourced IT support vendor would be helpful for you.