As threats of a recession loom, many businesses are looking to adopt an agile hiring model. C-Suite executives have to make some of the toughest historical hiring decisions, slimming down key departments and outsourcing relevant tasks.
Many are wondering: Is it time to adopt a leaner cybersecurity model to fit the financial constraints of the time?
Short answer – no. If anything, cybersecurity matters more now than ever before, as black hats are becoming far more sophisticated in their cyber takedown methods. Your brand is defined by transparency, consumer protection and autonomy, all of which can be threatened with a single poorly-timed attack.
Below, we’re covering the corporate benefits of maintaining the contract of or bringing on a skilled cybersecurity firm to support your staff with their technical needs. Read on to determine if hiring a cybersecurity firm is really worth it for your business!
How is cybersecurity beneficial for business?
Cybersecurity actively protects your most sensitive information and data, while bolstering the confidence of your consumer. Naturally, you’ll experience less leaks and compromisation that could leave lasting damage on your brand identity. Cybersecurity support also helps you mitigate risks that could lead to litigation later on.
Why hire an outside cybersecurity company?
While you can opt to hire an in-house security expert, outsourcing your cybersecurity tasks to a firm is far more agile and financially friendly. You’ll be able to pay for exactly what you need in a fractional, modular model while still retaining the expert services that you would with an executive, internal form of support.
Additional benefits to outsourcing cybersecurity support tasks include:
1. More efficient operations spearheaded by experts
IT is a highly specialized field, and cybersecurity is no exception. You need a pro who will stay up to date on the latest vulnerabilities and methods of defense and who can translate this information into highly efficient and comprehensive defense for your organization. Strategists who work for agencies are required to do this and often have a wide range of prior experience doing so. They’re also thoroughly vetted by the company or agency they’re with, giving you extra assurance of competency and skill.
2. Businesses retain agility and autonomy
When outsourcing cybersecurity tasks, companies can maintain both the agility and autonomy they need to confidently execute their daily operations. There’s little to no learning curve or onboarding, connecting you to expert assistance in seconds.
3. Faster response time and third-party risk anticipation
When working in-house, it’s easy to miss vulnerabilities that may be lurking in your network. A third-party specialty service can generally more easily identify these in a preventative, anticipatory way that protects the interests of your organization. Your outside cybersecurity specialists will also be able to help you respond more quickly, mobilizing their crisis teams or other specialists for a more amplified response.
CHIPS is here to optimize your cybersecurity strategy
Technology empowers you to reach new levels of success in your business. That’s why you ought to invest as much as you can toward preventative protection, actively defending your business’s revenue stream.
Looking for support? CHIPS has created strategic technical and cybersecurity strategies for hundreds of business and enterprise clients – supporting owners and team members with tailored frameworks that promote organizational efficiency and preemptive defense.
For more information and to get started today, please visit our website. We look forward to serving you!