Cyber security has never been so important. It’s true – when you consider how cyber crime is evolving alongside the increased use of technology in everyday life, keeping your business assets safe is incredibly important.
The losses faced by businesses are extortionate. In 2021 alone, medium and large businesses in the UK lost an average of £19,400 to cyber crime. Could you withstand such a substantial loss?
If you’re considering your security strategy, look no further than CSaaS.
The most common cyber security strategies
When a business is protecting themselves from cyber attacks, they usually take one of three approaches.
If the resources are available, some businesses will handle cyber security all aspects of cyber security internally. This means they’ll hire team members with cyber security expertise who will maintain their cyber security in-house, with no external input.
Other businesses may consult out-of-house, yet manage in-house. This will usually consist of hiring a service provider to create a cyber security plan, which the in-house cyber security team will then maintain, or it could be that they consult with a specialist in an area that the in-house team may not cover efficiently.
Finally, the third most common cyber security strategy chosen by businesses is to enlist the support of a business – like SupPortal – to hand over cyber security responsibilities to an expert, outsourced team. This team will provide cyber security as a service (CSaaS), managing the whole strategy creation process and implementing every aspect of the plan on a retained basis.
How does CSaaS work?
CSaaS stands for ‘cyber security as a service’, and is, as mentioned above, the choice to hand over your cyber security to an out-of-house expert team that has the tools and resources on hand to support you on an ongoing basis.
Many businesses do not have the resources to hire an in-house team due to budget. However, cyber criminals do not have your budget in mind when they attack your assets – they will attack anyone. This is why you need the utmost protection even if you are unable to source in-house.
CSaaS is the answer. It affords you the opportunity to fully protect your business no matter your resources.
With CSaaS, you can get a variety of services, including:
- 24/7 monitoring and protection, 365 days a year
- Threat detection and response
- Vulnerability assessments
- Vulnerability management
- Cyber attack incident response
Alongside the services, many CSaaS providers also offer administrative options:
- Development of policies and procedures
- Staff training
- Phishing simulations
- Ongoing maintenance
- Support of certifications
- Guidance of security improvements
Benefits of CSaaS
The cyber security landscape has shifted dramatically since hybrid and remote working have risen in popularity, meaning cyber experts need to keep up to speed with the evolving threats.
Internal teams may be experts in one area, proficient in another, than unprepared for something entirely different. If the team struggles to keep up, then your cyber security will struggle to defend effectively, too. By investing in CSaaS, you’re guaranteed access to cyber security that is flexible and able to respond to new and advancing threats.
Businesses can also pick and choose the services they desire with CSaaS, and it’s this tailored approach that allows for such effective cyber security.
Hiring a full cyber security team in-house is expensive, especially if you want experts who can ensure your complete security. CSaaS is often less expensive but still offers the exact same level of protection that a full team of staff could.
The stress of hiring, training, and relying on your team of cyber security staff is draining. To be fully trained for every situation – including those that are unexpected – is a tall ask. But with CSaaS, the experts are educated and specialised specifically in this.
By trusting in a CSaaS team, you can rest easy knowing that your business is protected to the highest degree.
Businesses are continuously changing – growing, shrinking, evolving etc. With CSaaS, your cyber security can change with you. The ability to scale CSaaS up and down ensures that you’re spending the right amount of resources on cyber security, at the right time.
All in one place
CSaaS enables businesses to manage all their cyber security solutions in one place. This way, you can oversee and prioritise efficiently, with expert input.
Trusting in SupPortal
At SupPortal, we work to protect businesses from the threat of cyber crime.
Whether it’s a security breach from cyber criminals, viruses, malware or even an accidental employee breach, we can help. We provide a range of services including Managed Cyber Security subscriptions, Cyber Security Assessments, Cyber Security Awareness Training, Cyber Incident Response and Disaster Recovery and by helping achieve Cyber Essentials certification.
If you’d like to discover if SupPortal could be the CSaaS for you, chat to us at 02380 982218.