MSPs Deliver Silver Bullet for SMBs Spooked by Cybercrime
prevent masked strangers from stepping inside. When SMBs rely on basic usernames and passwords to protect their valuables, they might as well leave the front door wide open.
Multifactor authentication is the best defense against unauthorized access. An extra step increases the degree of difficulty exponentially for any bad actors trying to break into key systems. MSPs can provide such solutions and offer the training and enforcement required to make it a mandatory habit for any employee requiring access to important areas.
Preventing Admins from Running Amok
Just because someone needs some admin privileges doesn’t mean they need them all. Far too often, SMBs simply hand over all the keys instead of narrowing access to what is necessary.
Providing advice on restricting administrative access and implementing these barriers is yet another important service MSPs can provide to SMBs.
Yes, SMBs Should Be Afraid of the Dark (Web)
Beyond the vast array of defensive measures MSPs can implement within their SMB clients’ own environments, another source of evil lurks beyond their own domains. The dark web is just as scary as it sounds–a lawless digital playground where illicitly acquired data is sold to the highest bidders.
If an SMB’s data is stolen, it’s most likely to end up on the dark web, which is why constant surveillance is required to quickly identify compromised credentials and other information that could lead to big problems down the road.
MSPs can shine a light into the dark web and spot stolen passwords, customer records and other ill-gotten data, as well as simulate the phishing attacks that are a common source of these data thefts.
Solutions for a Spooky World
Unfortunately, SMBs that just want to focus on their core business still have to deal with this web of threats that put every digital system in danger. The first step is understanding what all those potential pitfalls are, which isn’t easy when new ones emerge all the time.
The value MSPs can offer starts with building awareness among their customers and prospects of just how dangerous it is out there. They can then bring an assortment of solutions to the table that will protect their clients, force good habits and stay on the lookout for emerging dangers.
Don’t miss this opportunity to scare some sense into SMBs and give them the treat of a protected and secure environment. Not only will it be a sweet deal for customers, but it’s also a nice haul of recurring revenue for you.
Joining Kaseya in 2012, Miguel Lopez brings over 20 years of experience to his role as SVP, Managed Service Providers (MSPs). In this position, he consults daily with MSPs to help them solve their clients’ business problems with technology solutions. Prior to joining Kaseya, Miguel served as the director of consulting services for All Covered, a nationwide technology services company that is a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. In 2008, All Covered acquired NetCor Technologies, a leading MSP that Miguel founded and managed since 1997. NetCor specialized in serving highly regulated industries such as healthcare, CPAs, law firms and retail companies.
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