All companies usually require IT services from a reputable provider in this growing era of technology. The increased frequency of cyberattacks on companies has created a demand for businesses to source for these services, particularly for cybersecurity services. Many MSP businesses, however, are still underestimating the threat posed by these attacks, not knowing that they can potentially knock their clients off-balance. Being a MSP company owner, you have the responsibility of making sure that your clients are safe from cybercriminals. Here are some of the fundamental cybersecurity measures that you need to undertake for your business:
1. Teach Client Staff on How and Why They Should Protect Data
A small mistake by your client’s employees can give cybercriminals a leeway to accessing their company’s confidential data. It is important to educate your client staff on the necessity of being vigilant when handling data. When carrying devices with their company’s sensitive data, for example, you can train their employees on the security measures to embark on if a device gets stolen. To keep cyberattacks entirely at bay, you can design unique cybersecurity procedures for your clients and then train the staff on following the procedures. Whenever your clients hire new staff, be sure to take them through the company’s cybersecurity procedures.
2. Keep Your Client’s Customer’s PII Safe by Securing their Payment Systems
Cybercriminals are mostly interested in your Client’s customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Since this information is readily available on credit cards, then their payment systems become a major target for the attackers. Bearing in mind how incriminating clients’ leaked data can be to them and their business, securing the payment system is not an option. Your MSP company can achieve this through the following:
• Uninstall all the insecure programs from the payment processing computers
• Encrypt your sensitive data
Your MSP company should provide Advanced PII protection measures for your clients!
3. Don’t Recycle Passwords
To most people, getting a new password for every new account opened is unnecessary and a waste of time. Therefore, they opt to use the same password for multiple accounts. As a MSP Company, you need to understand that by so doing, you give cybercriminals a chance to hack into your multiple accounts in case they crack the password. IT should be your responsibility to come up with system that generates innovative, unique, and hard to crack passwords that are easy to keep track of like the last pass app.
4. Protect Your Computers against Virus Attack
Protecting your client’s sensitive data could be as basic as installing antivirus and antispyware software on their computer. Most importantly, ensure that this software is up-to-date to avoid them from falling victim of hackers. With this in place, ensure that you keep spam away from their computers by using firewalls.
5. Use a Multi-Layered Solution to Secure Your Client’s IT Infrastructure
You may be risking too much by not securing their IT infrastructure. So as not to overstretch their budget, help them acquire a multi-layered solution that is specifically designed for their business.
Don’t underestimate the power of cyber-security and its role in your MSP company!