Managing cybersecurity in an evolving landscape

As stories of large scale cyberattacks like the recent T-Mobile data breach become more frequent, cybersecurity and security infrastructure is more important than ever. While it may seem like a “big business” problem, according to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. Most ransomware doesn’t know who it’s attacking or have specific targets. Attempts are mostly automated and sent out in large numbers aiming to hit the most people possible looking for an easy target.  Michael Kaiser, executive director of the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance said “Businesses and organizations that don’t take cybersecurity seriously are leaving themselves vulnerable to attack and risk significant impact to their operations,”.

In the modern world, network security isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.

Many small businesses don’t have the resources to manage their network themselves. The solution to this is partnering with a managed technical service provider. While the managed IT market has become saturated, those providers are often mediocre at best. Most providers fix something once it is broken. The correct company’s approach will aim to fix the issue proactively, and focus on the cause of issue to help your system run smoothly and reliably. This limits recurring issues saving your organization headaches, inefficiency and frustration.

After nearly a decade of requests from our customers, Metro Sales Inc (MSI) has launched our Managed Technical Services department. We took extra time to understand the layers of security needed and how they interact with each other. This includes education of the user base to prevent the most common type of attacks, including the types of phishing that lead to most ransomware attacks. We employ not just a single solution, but a full Managed Technical Service plan with cybersecurity tailored to your organization’s needs.

Metro has combined our legacy of service with the most trusted and comprehensive IT solutions to partner with you, allowing your business focus to stay on what you do best. We’re uniquely positioned to service start-ups all the way up to large scale multiple office organizations. Our offering is able to grow with you as your business needs change, and to help you best navigate the options available. Our process ensures that you will feel confident in every dollar spent.

For more information on Metro’s Managed Technical Services offering, call us at 1.800.862.7414.

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