There’s more to choosing an IT partner than just searching for a solution that meets your technical requirements. Your partner will become an extension of your team, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit, and asking the right questions is the first step in creating a trusting and lasting relationship. In this mini-series we’ll explore the most important questions we’d want you to ask someone like us!
Questions 3&4: What are you doing to protect us from cyber attacks and what can we do to mitigate data breaches?
Understanding the risk of cyber attacks is only half the battle, while knowing what preventative measures to take is the other – did you know that only 38% of global organizations claim they’re prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber attack, while the total cost for cyber crime committed globally adds up to 100 billion dollars! There are two things you can do to reduce the risk of cyber attacks:
Educate Your Employees
People are the weakest link when it comes to security breaches, so it’s important to have a set of security practices that all employees adhere to that strengthen your company’s security. Your plan should include awareness of potential threats and a designated person your employees can go to for help. It can also be helpful to put together a presentation and include it in your new employee orientation.
Download our guide here on “How to Strengthen Your Cyber Security,” which addresses the two biggest areas of concern for businesses, phishing scams and password security, so you can be prepared to talk to your employees about it.
Leverage Cloud Solutions
Your IT Partner will be able to offer you a high level of protection through their products and service - think of the cloud as a safety deposit box and the data center as the bank; you store all your valuable data in our facility while taking advantage of the security and maintenance perks.
As experts, we at Whipcord want you to ask us how we protect you from cyber attacks, so we can talk about something we’re passionate about: cloud solutions!
Having an IT partner that understands what precautions to take to avoid data breaches is vital in keeping your day to day operations running smoothly and without restrictions. So, aside from choosing a partner that provides the products and service you need to protect your company, you’ll want to draw on their knowledge to help you also protect yourself.
Stay One Step Ahead
The first step in choosing an IT Partner is asking the right questions that help you find the best fit for your business. At the end of the day, you put a lot of trust into your partner so it’s important that they’re not only knowledgeable, but a good fit for your company.
Want to ask us this question? Schedule a meeting with one of our regional sales managers! Otherwise, keep an eye out for the next question in our mini-series or access the downloadable PDF below.