3 Ways to Stretch Your Cybersecurity Budget
In today’s environment, increased digital platforms in the workplace can make managing your cybersecurity budget a seemingly impossible task. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be quite so bad.
When considering your organization’s cybersecurity and how to budget accordingly, it’s essential to understand that there are specific measures that you can take to get the best bang for your buck. Here are the top three ways:
Many businesses spread themselves thin over a variety of platforms used to host their services. For example, you may use Outlook for your email, Google to store your documents, and Zoom to hold meetings. Reducing the number of vendors, you use for your business can save you money on operational costs and the headaches associated with trying to make sure that all of those different platforms are secure. Consolidating solutions is a great place to start to improve your cybersecurity posture.
Providers such as Microsoft offer a suite of business products, all of which you can secure from a single point. This means that you have access to a multitude of capabilities, all from one vendor and all encompassed under the Microsoft security umbrella. This is a great way to cover all your bases without having to worry about an assortment of different apps, vendors, and policies.
While putting your business’s security in the hands of someone else may be intimidating, it can bring some stress relief and eliminate a lot of previous costs. Outsourcing your IT department can eliminate the costs associated with an in-house team and still provide you with round-the-clock access to subject matter experts, not to mention the top-notch security tools your business needs to stay secure.
Here at Bravo, we offer managed services through our Bravo on Demand platform. Through Bravo on Demand (BoD), your business can get access to a team of experts for a fraction of the cost! We provide cloud and cybersecurity packages tailored to your business’s needs making it easy to fit your IT budget. With BoD Managed Services, your business can forget about the worry associated with cybersecurity threats and get back to focusing on what you do best.
It turns out, knowing your biggest weaknesses can actually become your biggest strength. Conducting vulnerability or gap assessments can help you recognize your shortcomings, thus leading you to remediate them. You can’t fix something without first knowing what is broken. Knowing where your gaps are will guide you on where to focus your efforts.
An essential aspect of your cybersecurity budget is investing in proactive measures to ensure that you’ll be covered in the long run. Once you’ve addressed the gaps that your company was facing, it’s important to prevent gaps in the future.
Bravo can help to get you there. We offer cybersecurity assessments and workshops to uncover potential vulnerabilities. Our team of experts can then guide on best practices for remediation to ensure your business is safe and secure.