What was once just a spike in mobility access across organizations has now become a frenzy of additional interconnected devices thanks to the internet of things (IoT). Businesses have grown more vulnerable from their employees accessing the internet from new access points. More SMBs and localities are turning to Security as a Service (SECaaS) to provide the specialization necessary to address these increased vulnerabilities.
With a growing sophistication of cyber criminals and variety of attacks, Security as a Service offers a level of expertise with inspection checkpoints, fast implementation, continuous monitoring, and rapid log analysis. The comprehensiveness of these deliverables, typically enforced with strong SLAs, can be difficult for any organic, on-premise security program to match.
There are undeniable cost savings using Security as a Service subscription style service over the total cost of ownership associated with an on-premise, hardware-based solution.
For small businesses with employees who wear many hats, it makes sense to automate where you can. Using Security as a Service helps SMBs to more clearly focus on business concerns and allow their IT department to redirect efforts to support those business endeavors most critical to the organization. Deploying a Security as a Service solution can help mitigate threats, while keeping the business flowing.
Protect the local economy
Cyber crimes have a severe impact on the economy. Company reputation, compromised client records, and identity theft can have devastating effects on the region in which they occur. In some cases, entire swaths of hospitals, banks and retailers are targeted, with their files purposefully encrypted and with no hope of recovery. Investing in Security as a Service helps obviate these kinds of risks and stabilize local economies by stopping the spread of cyber sickness. Shoring up your business for vulnerabilities is akin to a civic responsibility in 2017. In this interconnected world, it’s not just your network at risk, but those businesses you touch and interact with as well.
Threat actors in cyberspace are focusing on small businesses as a cash cow because they are typically less secure than larger enterprises. Don’t be an easy target. Let eXemplify create a security strategy for you today that allows you to focus on your business and achieve your organization’s performance objectives.
Learn more about the next generation of security in Verizon’s 2017 DBIR — an annual, comprehensive report on cybersecurity.