An incident response plan is a detailed document that helps organizations respond to and recover from potential — and, in some cases, inevitable — security incidents. As small and midsize businesses turn to managed services providers for protection and guidance, these six steps to build a solid incident response plan can ensure clients can handle a breach quickly, efficiently, and with minimal damage.
They say recognizing a problem is the first step in solving it. Whereas in the past many small to midsize businesses (SMBs) didn’t believe they had a cybersecurity problem, today many executives in those businesses know that hackers will focus their attention on and exploit them. The rampant growth in ransomware and increasing volume and velocity of cyberattacks has meant the “it won’t happen to me” mentality is at last being left behind.
In a recent report by the firm 451 Research, 62 percent of SMBs reported having a security awareness training program in place for their employees, with half being “homegrown” training courses. As a growing number of MSPs begin to offer security awareness training as a part of their bundled services, and more small and midsize businesses are convinced of its necessity, choosing a product that’s easy to implement and manage becomes key.
Ninety percent of breaches are caused by user error. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how the right combination of people, processes, and technology can save your clients time, money, and headaches by preventing attacks before they happen.
With cybercrime damages set to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, a new bar has been set for cybersecurity teams across industries to defend their assets. This rings especially true for IT service providers, who are entrusted to keep their clients' systems and IT environments safe from cybercriminals.