Cybersecurity as a Service
Don’t leave your cybersecurity to chance—let the experts at Virtual-Q transform your vulnerable network into an impenetrable force.
Cyberattacks are one of the biggest threats facing businesses today, regardless of size or industry. In 2020, a new company fell victim to a ransomware attack every 10 seconds, and cybercriminals are getting better at penetrating vulnerable networks with each passing day. If you haven’t experienced a cyberattack, you may think these statistics are overblown, but you shouldn’t take cybersecurity lightly. Within six months of a cyberattack, 60% of small businesses close their doors permanently. If you’re not careful, that could be you.
For many businesses, cybersecurity has become too big of an undertaking to handle in-house. Hiring one IT expert to monitor your network won’t cut it—cybercriminals won’t wait for your employee to get into the office before attempting to access your network. Cybersecurity is an around-the-clock venture best handled by a team of highly-trained professionals.
Whether you have no idea what you’re doing when it comes to cybersecurity or your IT department needs a little extra help keeping your data safe, Virtual Q, a Houston-based MSP, can help. We manage every step of the cybersecurity lifecycle, beginning with a comprehensive assessment and continuing with network monitoring, threat detection, and risk management. Learn more about the latest Cybersecurity trends with our Virtual-Q Cybersecurity blogs.
There is no blanket solution for all potential cybersecurity problems; every company has different risk factors, regulatory concerns, and security goals. Located in Houston, Virtual-Q creates cybersecurity plans to align with your needs, no matter how complex, using a custom combination of our cybersecurity as a service offerings.
It’s hard to know where to begin with a new cybersecurity strategy if you have no idea where your network is at risk. To identify potential issues and shape our cybersecurity as a service plan, we begin every new Q Security partnership with a custom risk assessment. We take a deep dive into your network to identify every potential risk, from unknowing employees opening malicious documents to sensitive files stored in easily accessible systems.
The cybersecurity landscape is constantly shifting; a strategy that worked five years ago may be entirely insufficient in preventing today’s cybercriminals from wreaking havoc on your technology infrastructure. Investing in an assessment today could save you thousands—even millions—of dollars down the line.
Even the most fortified cybersecurity strategies have their weak points. You can’t let your guard down just because you ramped up your network security following a risk assessment. At Virtual-Q, our staff members monitor your network around the clock. We don’t just have an intrusion detection system running in the background—we have highly trained risk detection experts ready to pounce on a threat at all hours of the day.
Employees are a crucial component of your cybersecurity efforts, which is why we train your team members to identify potential threats and alert our staff if a mishap occurs. An uneducated employee might click on a link and invite a cybercriminal to lock down your system, whereas a knowledgeable employee knows how to recognize phishing attempts.
Every business can benefit from cybersecurity as a service, but some have no choice in keeping their data safe. Regulatory acts like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) mandate that certain organizations in healthcare, finance, and the federal government must follow information safety guidelines.
Your business can end up in hot water if you fail to comply with regulatory acts. In addition to losing your clients’ trust, you can rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. To keep your business violation-free, our security experts audit your cybersecurity processes and provide recommendations that will help you pass your compliance test.
Your IT department’s day-to-day security tasks are enough to fill a 40-hour work week. If you miss a cybersecurity incident because you’re tied up resolving tickets, you may have to spend weeks cleaning up the damage while your business loses thousands in revenue. Take the burden out of cybersecurity by becoming a Q Security partner today.
Businesses are expected to have a plan for everything—natural disasters, global pandemics, financial rough patches—and a data breach is no different. You should have a fleshed-out incident response process that details everyone’s roles and responsibilities in the aftermath of a cyberattack. Your incident response (IR) plan helps ensure your company deals with affected systems in a timely manner and your current fix will be sustainable for the long term.
Unless you have decades of IT experience under your belt, formulating an IR plan is probably out of your wheelhouse. Some things are best left to the experts, and our leadership team at Virtual-Q has a combined 150 years of experience in the IT space. We take the time to get to know your business before formulating a custom IR plan that addresses every potential concern.
Whether you need an urgent risk assessment, extra help for your overworked IT team, security incident resolution, or cloud security monitoring, we take the time to build a personalized cybersecurity as a service plan and deliver it with care. You can call us at any hour of the day at any point in your partnership and receive the same level of service you got as a brand-new customer—no exceptions. If cybersecurity has become a burden you can no longer handle, get in touch to learn how Virtual-Q can take the weight off your shoulders.
It’s exhausting to try to grow your business while on constant alert for a potential security threat. Trade worry for relief by becoming a Q Security managed services partner today.