Managed Security Service Basics
As a small business owner, you might not have the resources available to implement a comprehensive cyber security plan. However, a cyber attack can wreak havoc on your business. With managed security services from Americom, you can ensure your cyber security is top notch and your business is safe from cyber threats.
Every company that stores private information on its network should have a cyber security strategy in place to prevent and manage cyber attacks. Without a solid plan in place, your business is at risk of reputational damage, financial loss, and client lawsuits. Even a small-scale data breach can be disastrous for your business.
Companies with limited resources or minimal cyber security knowledge can hire third-party IT providers for managed security services. These services can include onsite or hosted network monitoring, simulated attacks, threat detection, software control, log management, and firewall installation. With managed network services from a trusted provider like Americom, you can significantly reduce the risk of your business falling victim to a cyber attack.
At Americom, we offer security information and event management (SIEM) services as part of our managed security. Security information management (SIM) software collects real-time data from business applications and systems running on your network, which allows our staff to identify potential threats. Security event management (SEM) is the process of actively monitoring logs for suspicious activity and stopping attacks from occurring.
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How to Maintain IT Security Compliance
When implementing a cyber security strategy, third-party IT providers incorporate your company’s IT compliance standards. Some businesses are subject to government IT compliance regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and others have their own internal standards that they adhere to. In either scenario, maintaining IT security compliance is a top priority.
There are different ways for managed security providers to ensure IT security compliance. When you partner with Americom, we identify your company’s specific security concerns and determine if government entities regulate your cyber security practices. Then, we assess your current network status and add additional cyber security features that meet internal and governmental compliance standards.
At Americom, we conduct IT assessments that allow us to narrow down security concerns and determine if your data is vulnerable to a cyber attack. From there, we create a game plan for improving cyber security and reaching compliance goals.
Our team can create simulated phishing attacks to see if your employees would fall for an actual attack. Additionally, Americom offers cyber security training for employees to teach them about compliance rules and safe network practices.
Our IT team can remotely monitor and manage your network and catch suspicious activity leading to a cyber attack. When we identify safety concerns, we can eliminate the threat before it reaches your sensitive information.
Outsource Your Cyber Security and SIEM Security Needs
If you don’t have the means to hire a whole IT team or you want to enlist the help of seasoned IT experts, Americom offers managed security services for businesses of all shapes and sizes. We are a privately owned St. Louis company with over 30 years of IT experience under our belt. Whether you need us to update your software, monitor your network, or completely overhaul your cyber security system, the Americom team is here to help.
To learn more about our cyber security services, schedule an IT assessment. If you’d like to begin a new Americom partnership, contact us today.