Someday in the near future, you will find yourself in front of your board discussing the importance of cybersecurity. As a leader, the burden is on your shoulders to help them understand why it is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity.
One of the biggest assets of any company is its data. It is the digital gold within any organization. Threats can come from anywhere, even inside your company. Data breaches and ransomware events bring the company into the spotlight in a negative way that hurts brand identity. It breeds distrust and makes prospects pause when considering whom to share their sensitive information with. By putting cybersecurity practices in place that safeguard this data, you can protect your company from this type of bad publicity.
Unless you eat, breathe, and live cybersecurity, it is hard to stay on top of changes in the cybersecurity space. That is why the C-suite of many companies who entrust us with managing their cybersecurity can sleep better at night. We stay current on all the cybersecurity events and products, and our engineers fully vet and endorse the solutions we deploy. This allows us to focus on our core strengths, keeping your networks secure, and frees you to focus on growth to keep your board and shareholders happy. When you get outside your core competencies as an organization, that is when gaps appear, and breaches happen. By partnering with IP Pathways, you have a true technology partner who is always strategizing for your future.
We don’t have to tell you there has been a huge shift in IT talent pools in the last couple of years. Companies are experiencing turnover at an astonishing rate. Often organizations come to us after having had three IT Directors in two years. This can leave the C-Suite stuck with a jumble of products and services they don’t fully understand. On many occasions, we have been called in to evaluate and fix a broken or ineffective cybersecurity strategy that due to employee turnover doesn’t fit the needs or objectives of the company. We have a proven track record of providing a holistic cybersecurity solution that takes into consideration all aspects of your organization. We are even able to manage it as much or as little as you need. That way, when a key technology employee leaves the organization, you aren’t left in the dark, you need to make only one phone call and we can jump right in where they left off, with 100% continuity.
Many times, organizations invest in cybersecurity but don’t understand the full capability of the services they are paying for, we’ve often seen companies allocate big budget spends on overlapping products. This is unnecessary waste that the organizations we serve can reclaim and utilize for other projects. When we conduct a full security audit, we custom create a security solution for your organization that works within your budget and can make recommendations that get the most out of your cybersecurity dollars.
An overlooked benefit of an investment in cybersecurity is that it reduces the cost of cyber insurance, which is quickly becoming mandatory in today’s business climate. Having a tested disaster recovery plan in place and relying on effective cybersecurity strategies like MFA makes your organization harder to infiltrate and can often be enough for hackers to move along to an easier target. Cybersecurity is like any other kind of security solution in the sense that no system is 100% safe, but the goal is to make your networks stronger and more difficult to compromise so hackers move on to lower hanging fruit.
Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of if you will be hacked, but when. That is the reality of doing business in today’s digital marketplace. When you add the change of status in hybrid and remote workers, whether local or a world away, this brings another set of challenges that must be faced to keep your networks safe. There has never been a more challenging time to keep your networks and systems secure than today. Tomorrow it will be even harder.
This is the reason you need a trusted cybersecurity partner; IP Pathways offers a boutique consultative experience. We have a deep bench of technical IT expertise and are committed to working day in and day out to keep our customers secure and out of the headlines. The truth is that when a major breach happens, C-level employees lose their jobs. Some of these instances are career killers. We want to remove this fear from your shoulders and build an incredible future together.
At the end of the day, the board’s objectives are to keep the company strong and profitable. What would happen if a cyberattack crippled business to a halt for a day, for a week, for a month? What if that attack made shareholders skittish and share prices plummeted all because the appropriate actions were never taken? These are real repercussions organizations face that have been hacked. It is hard to build back trust when it has been compromised. We know the problems you face in this constantly changing security climate, and we have the solutions you need.