5 Signs to Replace Your Security Technology

“Set it and forget it” might work for some aspects of your organization, but cybersecurity isn’t one of them—or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Yet, cybersecurity tends to get back-burnered in favor of other projects, or deferred when there is no evidence of pertinent threats. We often remind prospective clients that an absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Numerous “look ahead” articles of CIO priorities for 2020 downplayed the importance of cybersecurity or gave it lip service as an ‘ongoing concern.’ In numerous such lists, cybersecurity either didn’t appear or was only a subset of other concerns, like cloud computing or AI. And faced with so many competing demands, this is especially true in the SMB space, where there isn’t the staff to address every need simultaneously.

Cybersecurity is an exercise in constant vigilance, and, like it or not, there are going to come times when something happens that shows you it is time to consider replacing your security technology.

Whether you are looking for a reason to replace your existing security technology, or avoiding one, this list of five key signs will help you either reinforce or re-evaluate your decision.

Growing Pains

The first sign is actually a nice problem to have. In this case, you need to consider replacing your security technology because your business has outgrown what you have used in the past.

As you have expanded and staffed up to meet growing demand for your products or services, you’ve added more users, more computers and devices, and more systems to your network. While this is a good sign that your bottom line is healthy,  your organization now has a greater surface area for cyber-attack (aka, attack surface), introducing new vulnerabilities, due to both technology and human error.

Likewise, as your business has (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from IntelliGO MDR Blog authored by Effi Lipsman. Read the original post at:

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