So you had decided that outsourcing your IT support was a good idea. You then did your due diligence and found a company that checked all your boxes, and you hired them. That provider offered to support your users, replace the firewall when it got old, update your servers, maybe even get your email to Exchange Online and back up your files.
"Microsoft has found that 80% of Organizations Encounter an Increase in Security Threats Due to Remote Workers."
No kidding. This seems pretty obvious but it also bears paying attention to. Covid broke up the control system that companies were starting to employ to lock down networks and endpoints that hackers were actively exploiting.
If you want to drive a car or play a musical instrument or bake a cake - you need more than just the equipment and ingredients to do so. The how-to knowledge is key, of course. That and some practice. (Especially in my kitchen!)
Why would you bother to roll out tools like antivirus, anti-malware, endpoint security, email filtering, DNS protection, data loss prevention, geofencing, firewall traffic shaping, etc.
Protect Your Cloud Data with Datto Backupify
Disgruntled employees are not nice people, and when they leave they often make an "exit statement" and wreak havoc on your network, or their company data and email. In some cases, they might delete their mailbox, OneDrive or SharePoint files, erase Teams history or delete contacts.
Cyber Insurance and Coverage Requirements
Cyber insurance companies have been enjoying the roll out of high-dollar additional cyber security coverage in the face of ransomware for years. They also have found a way to insure Tom Jones' chest hair, J Lo's posterior and Keith Richard's middle finger.
Multi Factor Authentication - The New Normal
Multi-factor Authentication... This is a pain - I have to put my password in and THEN I get to answer a text and enter a code? OR I have to press another button OR approve a connection???
Why should I use Multi Factor Authentication ?
It's simple - this is by far the best way to stop a hacker from accessing your account - EVEN IF they get your username and password.