Security / hacking

Why tech companies should take advantage of managed security services for their sites

If you run an online business then it is vitally important for yourself and your customers that your website is protected from any threats that might be trying to infiltrate your business.

A single security breach could be all it takes to destroy a small business. Even a small security breach can still have a huge impact on customer trust if customers find out about it.

The more a small business can do to build trust in the security of their website, the more likely customers are to visit, stay, buy, return, and recommend. That’s why security is so important.

No industry is immune. Hacking is not just about stealing data. Hackers want to create watering holes where they can hide malware as a way to spread the malware to any visitors to that site. When it comes to data theft, financial services, healthcare, and retail seem to be especially popular.

So if your cyber security is not up to scratch than you could actually be putting many of your customers at risk and can set a chain reaction infecting lots of people.

One of the best ways to keep your online business safe and secure is to use a managed SOC. . A security operations centre (SOC) is a 24/7 monitored service that provides you with assurance that your website is not only being monitored, but also that alerts you and carries out an appropriate response when needed.

There are many reasons why a managed SOC may be best for you, but an in-house SOC, or a hybrid model, which uses a managed service for escalations or specific tasks, will work better for some organisations. SOC’s adopt a flexible and varied approach dependant on your needs and requirements.  

Threat Intelligence can come through a wide variety of sources. Nettitude have developed their own global honeypot network with 100’s of nodes capturing live attacks, malware and indicators of compromise using in depth malware analysis and reverse engineering skills.

So for the success of your company and the overall satisfaction and online safety for your customers make sure you employ the best security service you can.  As mentioned earlier one bad cyber attack can be all it takes to lose the trust of your customers and potentially put you out of business.

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Zak Goldberg is a Law & Business Graduate from the University of Leeds who has chosen to follow his aspirations of becoming a full-time published writer, offering his expertise on all areas of law, business and finance.