Don't Be Basic: Take Control of Cybersecurity for Your Organization and Your Customers

July 2nd, 2021

In the wake of recent cyberattacks, the world is coming to the realization that no organization is untouchable. Unfortunately, after an organization implements a new technology solution, busy IT teams might be forced to move their attention to new issues. Without regular monitoring, these technologies may be left exposed to the evolving cyber threat landscape.

And it’s a problem in the broader ecosystem. The White House recently released an Executive Order (EO) urging organizations to improve their cybersecurity. This EO is the latest in a line of recommendations and regulations that highlight how seriously organizations need to take cybersecurity. This is where technology integrators come in. 

Cybersecurity is more in demand

Integrators Prioritizing Cybersecurity

Whether it’s complying with a customer cybersecurity requirement or cyber hardening a customer’s connected systems and devices, integrators should be looking for ways to incorporate cybersecurity into their business. But before they can meet these growing security demands, integrators must first look at how they are protecting their own organization against the rapid increase in cybercriminal activity. A lack of a holistic cybersecurity program could expose an integrator to risk and result in lost business. 

Proof Of Strong Cybersecurity In Demand

Integrators are under more scrutiny than ever from customers as cyberattacks increase in frequency and sophistication. Integrators now are being asked to provide comprehensive data protection to customers as well, including cybersecurity assessments and testing, policies and training, or threat detection, and response. 

When it comes to meeting customer demands, integrators are increasingly asked to demonstrate the secure handling of critical data, often through risk assessments that detail how they track, manage, and secure sensitive information. Further, certain sectors such as government, healthcare, and defense, already require integrators to have cybersecurity certifications - and others will undoubtedly follow suit. 

Building Comprehensive Cybersecurity Without A Security Team

Many integrators have smaller IT teams, and may not have cybersecurity specialists on staff. With limited staff and resources, deploying and managing a stack of disparate cybersecurity tools around the clock is not possible. But without a comprehensive cybersecurity program in place, not only will the risk of a cyberattack increase, but integrators that do not meet customers’ required cybersecurity standards might risk reputational damage, and can lose customers, project bids, and overall business. And to top it all off, incomplete risk assessments due to a lack of cybersecurity opens integrators to risk of possible legal issues

Fortunately, cybersecurity offerings have evolved. Integrators should look for a cybersecurity solution that includes multiple layers of protection, is cost-effective, scalable, and won't require specialized skills or complex technology to implement and manage. Further, Integrators should consider using the same cybersecurity solution they select to protect their organization to add value to customer installs.

Defendify might be that all-in-one cybersecurity solution integrators need to take control of their own cybersecurity, while delivering strong data protection for their customers.

Check out our recent webinar: Getting Started in Cybersecurity: Expert Tips from Integrators for Integrators. 

Other resources for Technology Integrators:

Webinar: The Legal Side of Cybersecurity: How MSPs and Integrators Can Protect Themselves

Blog: No Security Team? No Problem!

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