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Why IoT Must be Part of Your Customers’ Data Protection Strategy

Not only are your customers’ IoT devices more vulnerable to tampering than traditional IT assets, many of these devices are designed with minimal protection.

Security concerns around the Internet of Things (IoT) seems to have caused some confusion in the market. Companies that over-estimate IoT threats have slowed progress on related initiatives, while other companies have deployed connected devices with little concern or awareness of the vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity Insurance: Friend or Foe of the Channel? 

There are a lot of objections from the SMB, especially when it comes to security. Some say they’re too small to be targeted. Others suggest the protections and policies are simply too cumbersome compared to the risk. One of rising objections, based on the feedback the IoTSSA team has received from the MSP community, is that it’s cheaper for SMBs to buy cybersecurity insurance than to procure their services. That topic was on many providers minds at last week’s IoTSSA Security Roadshow in Edison, NJ.

Cybersecurity Insurance: Friend or Foe of the Channel? 

There are a lot of objections from the SMB, especially when it comes to security. Some say they’re too small to be targeted. Others suggest the protections and policies are simply too cumbersome compared to the risk. One of rising objections, based on the feedback the IoTSSA team has received from the MSP community, is that it’s cheaper for SMBs to buy cybersecurity insurance than to procure their services. That topic was on many providers minds at last week’s IoTSSA Security Roadshow in Edison, NJ.

As A Matter of Fact, Small Businesses ARE the Ideal Target for Cybercriminals

Despite what those who run small businesses say, their organizations really are low hanging fruit for hackers and scammers. In fact, the Aberdeen Group’s latest research report shows that the risk of a single data breach is significantly higher (63%) for SMBs ‒ companies with less than 1,000 employees ‒ than it is for larger organizations.

As A Matter of Fact, Small Businesses ARE the Ideal Target for Cybercriminals

Despite what those who run small businesses say, their organizations really are low hanging fruit for hackers and scammers. In fact, the Aberdeen Group’s latest research report shows that the risk of a single data breach is significantly higher (63%) for SMBs ‒ companies with less than 1,000 employees ‒ than it is for larger organizations.

Is the Cybersecurity Talent Gap an Opportunity or Obstacle for the Channel?

Is the Cybersecurity Talent Gap an Opportunity or Obstacle for the Channel? The law of supply and demand is alive and well in the IT industry. As with any product or services limitation, cybersecurity talent costs are on the rise, and companies without significant financial resources are being forced to forgo or cut back on hiring those experts. It’s Economics 101.

Is the Cybersecurity Talent Gap an Opportunity or Obstacle for the Channel?

Is the Cybersecurity Talent Gap an Opportunity or Obstacle for the Channel? The law of supply and demand is alive and well in the IT industry. As with any product or services limitation, cybersecurity talent costs are on the rise, and companies without significant financial resources are being forced to forgo or cut back on hiring those experts. It’s Economics 101.

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