Security has gotten too complex for an SMB IT staff to fully manage without help. The threats posed by cybercriminals are worse than ever, and the damage that they do is unparalleled. Keeping up is tough enough. Staying ahead seems near impossible.
Security is Job One
As a member of the IT department, your most important function is to protect the network and safeguard your organization’s critical data. While down servers and unstable applications can make your department look bad, the most visible failure is a security breach. That’s ‘heads rolling’ territory.
Security is also a visibility issue for companies who see their reputation and business possibly ruined due to breach publicity.
These fears are what makes security the number one priority for business leaders and the top way they judge IT.
Meanwhile most SMB IT staffs don’t have the time, budget, manpower or the tools to handle security in an optimum way.
So what’s a responsible IT department to do? Continue Reading…