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Times Have Changed

We Have Too!

As we usher in 2021, the past year has proven one thing—you have to look at things differently and be willing to change. Cyberthreats and malicious attacks (data theft, hacking, ransomware attacks, phishing, malware, social engineering. . .we could go on) are relentless and increasing every day.

Cyberattacks are real—they are on the news almost every day—however, you typically only hear about the large-scale attacks. Cybersecurity is no longer just for large corporations or organizations to be concerned with; it is something that every business must be proactive about.

Cyber awareness is no longer just for the major leagues—

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses are Now a Prime Target:

  • 61% of SMBs have experienced a cyber attack—simply caught in the line of fire without protections.
  • 2019 cyberattacks cost SMBs an average of $2.2 million dollars—damage or theft of assets/data plus the disruption of everyday business.
  • 81% of SMBs report new types of attacks have evaded traditional security solutions, like antivirus.

The attacks are becoming more innovative and sophisticated, capable of disrupting the security and hacking the systems.

 

It’s a Matter of RISK

Business owners and top-level executives must identify the risks of doing business and decide which risks you are willing to accept and which risks you choose to mitigate or pass on to someone else. It boils down to what you are willing to pay for now to avoid paying a considerable sum later!

 

Your Previous Solutions: Contract an MSP

Managed Service Provider or MSP provides a basic level of security from handling your IT administration, keeping systems going, being there to fix things, help desk capabilities, maintaining updates and patches, setting up a firewall, and providing antivirus protection.

 

Buy Some Tools Yourself

You could purchase some cyber-security tools and try and manage them yourself. The challenge being, there are so many tools to choose from. They are typically costly, require additional personnel to monitor and maintain them, and only provide limited protection, detection, or recovery. You would have to add layer upon layer of tools if you wanted to take security seriously, and now it becomes even more problematic and costly.

 

Add an MSSP

Managed Security Service Provider or MSSP focuses on IT Security. Typically, they make a list of suggested tools and gadgets that they sell you and then charge you to manage those tools and gadgets. MSSPs can be very costly, as well, and may not provide a holistic solution to mitigating your risk and protecting your business. When a gap in security is found, they add another tool or gadget then charge you for the addition, and the cycle continues.

 

The New Solution:

 
Have a Total Secure IT Services Provider (TSSP)

 

PCS is Now a TSSP

Here at PCS, we have recognized our standard of care must be raised to a new, unprecedented level: Total Secure IT Services Provider or TSSP. We will still be providing our Managed IT Services and our Telecom & Structured Cabling at our high-level service, but we’ve added a holistic Cybersecurity Stack to our services.

PCS has combined all of your previous options into a single service provider solution. As a one-stop-shop, you can now mitigate your risks, strengthen your IT security, and have Managed IT administrative services from a single consultant, advisor, and partner.

 

PCS Cybersecurity TSSP Offerings:

  • Security Operations Center (SOCaaS)
  • End Point Security – Detection & Response
  • Intrusion – Detection & Prevention
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM )
  • Vulnerability & Pen Testing
  • Threat Hunting
  • Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Data Risk Management
  • Email Archiving – Security & Encryption
  • vCISO (Virtual Chief Information Security Officer)
  • Forensics Remediation & Disaster Recovery
  • Data Storage – Colocation

 

Education & Training

  • Security Awareness Training
  • Phishing Campaigns
  • Employee Vulnerability Assessment

 

Governance Risk & Compliance Assessments

  • CMMC
  • NIST
  • HIPAA
  • ISO 27001/2
  • GDPR
  • PCI
  • PII
  • FedRamp

 

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

  • Comprehensive Network Assessment 
  • Security Assessment 
  • Dark Web Search 
  • Simulated Phishing Campaign 
  • Data Risk Scan

 

Takeaway

We are up all night—so you can sleep in peace!

We don’t want to be just a vendor of services, we want to be your consultant, advisor, and partner for all things Secure IT, by focusing on mitigating your risk. It is no longer a matter of if but when you will be a victim. Let us stay up 24/7/365 watching over your business so you can sleep at night. 

 
 

Have a question? Reach out today!  (256) 513-8206

 

PCS can help you with any of the above mentioned items.

 

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