Like most people, you probably scroll through news stories on your morning commute or on your lunch break. If so, you may have noticed that there were quite a few cybercrime headlines in the past week.
Though this past week certainly sounds bad, the strangest thing about these news stories is that they aren’t even that surprising. These days, news stories about terrible IT issues are the new normal.
With that in mind, here are 7 quick lessons, brought to you by Interplay, a leading Seattle managed services provider, that will help you protect your business data and networks properly in today’s volatile IT security environment.
In any business, there’s a lot of data to look after. Not only do you have the data on your computers to worry about, you also have data housed throughout your network and on various devices.
In addition, you also have different threats to watch out for. These days, you have to protect against phishing, ransomware, and cryptojacking, as well as the many small vulnerabilities and bugs that require constant system patching and maintenance.
And, of course, there’s also the mundane things to worry about in your IT environment. John at the office will spill coffee on his laptop and need help recovering his files. An important client proposal will suddenly disappear right before you need to email it. Your tablet will stop syncing to the cloud for no good reason at all.
You have a business to run, so you certainly don’t have time to handle all these IT issues. Chances are, even if you have an IT person in-house, they won’t have time to handle all this either – it’s all too much for a single person to manage.
When you work with a well-respected managed services team dedicated to helping you keep up with maintenance and patching, that’s one less thing you or your in-house IT professional will have to worry about.
When you work with a managed services team that’s hands-on and happy to roll up their sleeves and fix your devices and systems in record time, at any hour… well, that’s yet another thing you won’t have to worry about.
And if your managed services team also provides full, image-based backups of your entire network every few minutes, ensuring that you can restore all your systems within minutes of an attack or disaster… well, with that kind of setup, you can pretty much be IT worry free.
Wondering where to find such a detail-oriented, hands-on, and backup-friendly team? Well, right here in Seattle, of course!
Get in touch with Seattle’s longest-standing IT managed services provider to learn more about how you can secure your systems the right way, so you don’t have to worry about bad cybersecurity news anymore.