The Benefits of Managed IT Services for Cyber Security and Threat Management

Businesses today are facing an ever-changing landscape of consumer privacy laws and regulatory environments, making it difficult to stay compliant and secure. Managed IT services can provide a comprehensive service to improve cybersecurity, from malware protection and email monitoring to backup and recovery services. MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers) offer a variety of trained professionals, such as onboarding specialists, security analysts, or experts in service delivery, engineering and support, project management and customer service. They can help businesses conduct regular evaluations, monitor and protect networks, maintain compliance, and provide qualified personnel.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), Australia's Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canada's Cyber Centre for Security (CCCS), New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ) and the US's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have all reported an increase in malicious cyber activity directed at managed service providers (MSPs). This is why it is essential for businesses to use a managed cloud security service that has experience in risk management and compliance programs. MSSPs can provide on-demand cyber audits and proactive advice to help businesses achieve compliance quickly. They also focus on improving existing and emerging privacy laws.

Managed services can be provided from customer facilities, from customer data centers, from managed service providers' own data centers, or from third-party facilities such as co-location facilities, public cloud data centers or network points of presence (POP). IDC has ranked IBM as a world leader due to its global scale, local delivery and AI-based threat management platform. IBM Managed Security Services simplifies security and risk with management techniques backed by global experience. Managed IT services can help businesses stay compliant with consumer privacy laws and regulatory environments while also providing the necessary protection against cyber threats.

With the help of MSSPs, businesses can benefit from on-demand cyber audits, proactive advice to achieve compliance quickly, qualified personnel, malware protection, email monitoring, backup and recovery services.

Priscilla Devore
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