Business’s Top Tech & Cybersecurity Struggles

May 6, 2024

According to Poneman’s reports and surveys, year over year, there’s been both a consistent decrease in the number of respondents satisfied with their existing security technologies, coupled with an increase in those planning to upgrade or expand their toolset.

The top three barriers called out by survey participants are:

1. Lack of skilled personnel to implement solutions.

2. Difficulty implementing related tools or technologies.

3. Low security awareness among employees.

In other words, the primary barrier is human resources.

An effective solution to address these challenges is partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) proficient in managing both Cybersecurity and IT (Information Technology) needs. This offers several advantages, including:

· Access to Specialized Expertise:

The IT domain requires specialized skills, which are often in high demand but in short supply. Attracting and retaining such talent can be both expensive and challenging. With an MSP, you gain access to a diverse team of skilled professionals who can cater to your specific needs without the burden of recruitment or training costs.

· Continuous Learning and Adaptation:

IT and Cybersecurity landscapes are continually evolving, necessitating ongoing learning and adaptation. By outsourcing to an MSP, you benefit from a dedicated team committed to staying updated on the latest developments and best practices, ensuring your data remains secure amidst changing threats.

· Hardware Procurement Simplified:

Selecting the right hardware can be daunting for business owners, given the plethora of options available. There are many questions that can be difficult to answer if you aren’t in the field: Are there any known weaknesses in this equipment that gives easy back door access to hackers? Where do I find a printer that isn’t nightmare fuel? Will this be compatible with what I already have, or will it be a constant fight trying to get it to work with everything else in the office? An MSP alleviates this burden by providing expert guidance on choosing hardware tailored to your requirements and compatible with your existing infrastructure. Additionally, they handle procurement, setup, and installation, allowing you to focus on core business operations.

In conclusion, partnering with an MSP offers the benefits of a dedicated technical team without the associated costs and complexities, enabling you to navigate the challenges of cybersecurity and IT with confidence. To jumpstart your journey towards security, call Cross Link Consulting at (803)-279-1100 or email us at in**@cr*****************.net

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