How to choose the best cyber security partner?
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There're many reasons SMBs need an experienced IT provider in their corner. There're plenty of scary cybersecurity statistics but what it comes down to is, are you taking appropriate steps to build up your security posture? Here're four key things to look for when choosing a cybersecurity partner.
Experience: Has the IT company implemented security measures for companies like yours before? Have they ever dealt with a breach?
Operational maturity: Does the IT security company have a process to develop your cybersecurity? Can the design engineer clearly articulate a path from your current technology state to a more mature security position that includes nuanced considerations of your business? Kosh has a free cybersecurity order of operations guide to help guide decision makers.
Certifications: Does the managed IT service provider or "IT guy" have advanced cybersecurity certifications?
Depth of expertise: A cybersecurity company should also have resources for Disaster Recovery and Managed Detection and Response.
These are just some of the considerations when selecting a cybersecurity company to partner with.
We offer a formal cybersecurity assessment if you want to see where your technology currently sits. If you're ready to talk with Kosh about your cyber security, reach out!
Call us at: 888-979-5674
The Basics of Kosh Managed Cybersecurity Services
Investing in cybersecurity is no longer an option.
From laptops to servers and firewalls, your technology needs to be built looking at all aspects of your business. Kosh Solutions' design engineers take the time to understand your unique business. Only with a complete picture of your company's current IT environment and needs, can our design engineer craft a technology architecture just right for you! The architecture is critical because it is the foundation that cybersecurity will be built upon. Building your technology strategy on a faulty architecture is a great way to invite cybercriminals into your network.
If you are unsure about your current architecture, it's time to get in touch to get it taken care of.
2. Step-by-step Cyber Security Guidance
Once the designing and architecture stage is complete, Kosh provides you with clear guidance on what the most important cybersecurity investments are to make next. With Kosh you never have to wonder where to allocate your budget to next.
We're your IT consultant! Whether your company is just starting with MFA or ready for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) we know how to guide you on the path to a mature cybersecurity posture.
3. Disaster Recovery
The next phase of cybersecurity is having disaster recovery in place. Disaster recovery is all about having the right architecture, technology, and processes in place to be able to recover as quickly as possible in the event of a security breach.
Kosh has extensive expertise in advising and deploying disaster recovery plans for organizations of all sizes. Whether you need to be back up and running in minutes or days, Kosh has the right internal resources and external connections to meet your recovery goals.
What about cyber insurance?
Kosh does not sell cyber insurance. We are more than happy to recommend cyber insurance companies we know and trust. Like cyber security, cyber insurance is a complicated and constantly changing field. We highly recommend all businesses have cyber insurance. It does not matter the size of your company or what industry it is in, cyber criminals are hitting everybody.
Typically, in order for a business to qualify for cyber insurance they must meet certain technical requirements. The requirements for obtaining cyber insurance vary from company to company. Kosh has a series of articles breaking down cyber insurance.
Is your cybersecurity operationalized?
Here is Kosh Solutions' cybersecurity order of operations. These nine security steps are listed in order of importance.
Annual review of security plan
Ensure all software and hardware are supported, patched, and up to date
Implement complex passwords or passphrases
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
Ongoing user cybersecurity awareness training
Antivirus fully deployed across the network
Spam filtering and link protection
Managed detection and response
Kosh guides our customers through these nine steps to achieve great resilience in the face of increasing cyber threats.
If you're interested in learning more about improving your cyber security, please reach out.
Kosh Solutions is a local cybersecurity partner that understands your business.
Free PDF Cybersecurity Checklist
This is the checklist we use to perform security audits. Get this valuable document email to you. With this cybersecurity assessment you can self-assess your IT security and operational maturity.
The information contained in this communication is intended for limited use for informational purposes only. It is not considered professional advice, and instead, is general information that may or may not apply to specific situations. Each case is unique and should be evaluated on its own by a professional qualified to provide advice specifically intended to protect your individual situation. Kosh is not liable for improper use of this information.