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The cyber security landscape is a tricky one to navigate. There’s the cyber threat itself, there is the ever-increasing sophistication of the attackers, and then there are the hundreds of tools on the market that have all been designed to help you.

So getting a firm grasp on cyber security involves understanding both the threat, and which tools you need to address them. But there’s another element, too. Your organization. Of course you know you need to protect it, but a critical part of all this is knowing exactly what you need to protect, where the gaps are in your security and how to plug them.

There is added complexity because your organization, just like the cyber threat environment, isn’t static, it’s evolving all the time. Once you’ve plugged one gap, or understood one threat, there will be another.

There are two important things to remember: first, hackers are not omniscient or all-powerful. They can be dealt with and the risk they present mitigated. Second, in dealing with attackers and securing your organization, you don’t need to do this alone.

In fact, it’s highly likely that you don’t have the in-house IT security skills or time to dedicate to cyber security 24/7, understand those tools and cope with the threats you’re likely facing.

So if you’re not going at it alone, who do you turn to?

With hundreds of security providers in the industry the answer to this question can be problematic. Consider that there is no one solution that provides all of the cover and defense your organization needs from network and data, to cloud and infrastructure. Which means you’ll need multiple solutions, sourced from multiple partners. But dealing with several vendors can just add complexity to the process and take up more of the precious time and resource your IT department could be using to better effective elsewhere in your business.

The ideal situation then would be to work with just one partner, such as a managed services provider who has the expertise, resources and cutting edge technologies to help you deliver your cyber security strategy, protect your organization and mitigate the risk. Importantly, your partner can manage the multiple solutions you are using or will be using, and manage the relationships with the vendors as well — giving you an overall view of your security where all aspects are taken care of.

Cyber security requires a long-term commitment and more than managing your solutions and vendors, your MSP will be at the forefront of trends and will ensure you’re using the right solutions to address the threats from the right vendors, and evolving your strategy in line with the changes in the environment.

It is true that cyber security can be complex, challenging and difficult to understand. But protecting your organization is achievable with the proper tools, strategy and partner.

For more information on all the ways that Adaptive can help you establish and maintain your cyber security processes, drop us a line at hello@adaptiveis.net or give us a call at 831-644-0300.

Adaptive Information Systems was founded with the mission to help businesses get the most out of their technology investments. We are a managed IT services provider in Salinas, we are ready to manage your IT needs so you can focus on running your business.