Is Your MSP Secure from Threats?
When data breaches make the news, it’s usually about the big fish—the mega corporations, retailers, financial institutions and organizations that house millions of customers’ data or financial records. Less covered are the small- and medium sized organizations and managed services providers (MSPs) that find themselves under attack every day.
While you might be tempted to think that your smaller MSP is less of a target than a big-box retailer, hackers often target MSPs believing their organizations to be smaller and possessing fewer resources to secure their systems than larger businesses, making it significantly easier to get in and out quietly. Though many MSPs are actually locked down much better than enterprises, the fact remains that the average time to identify a breach is over 200 days a long and costly period of time for a company of any size. Thankfully, MSPs that haven’t already done so have the ability to tighten up their operations to better prevent security breaches with a little forethought and preparation.