cyber security update

Small subcontractors are frequently used as soft-target gateways for attacking large clients, as you’ve probably seen in the news. Middle-tier companies are both appealing and susceptible targets for ransomware. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) attacked by trusted supply-chain software providers might put their own clients at risk, as recently reported in the news. These terrible facts have prompted IT service providers, especially MSPs, to increase their cybersecurity solutions or at the very least inform consumers about their own security readiness.

However, for an MSP, the transition to offering Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) services can be difficult and costly. If you go it alone, you’ll have to pay for a team of highly expensive cybersecurity pros to staff even a basic setup, let alone a 24/7/365 Security Operations Center (SOC) to respond to cybersecurity warnings as they occur. Furthermore, a cybersecurity skills scarcity is making it more challenging than ever to find and keep qualified personnel.

The key markets of Reliable IT — healthcare and financial services – are frequently targets of cyber attacks, including data breaches. According to the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center’s data, over 60% of ransomware occurrences in the healthcare sector affected firms in the United States as of May 2021. Data leaks occurred in at least 72 percent of the instances. IT is frequently limited to tiny teams in the banking and healthcare industries that do not specialize in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has quickly become a must-have for IT service providers in Reliable IT’s other major sector, community banking.

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