IT, a national provider of comprehensive information
technology (IT) management services for businesses, is working to champion
awareness of the threat cyber attacks pose to all organizations, in particular
small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Social engineering techniques such as
ransomware and phishing abound, and SMBs and leadership often lack both the resources and awareness around risks and what to do
to prevent attacks and what to do when they happen. This leaves many in the
dark regarding data breaches and measures to ensure business continuity.
In 2016, according to a “State of SMB
Cybersecurity” research report, nearly one half of all small businesses in the
United States had been breached over the previous 12 months, and security
software firm Symantec recently reported that small businesses are the targets
of cybercrime 43% of the time.
“Cybercriminals are most often looking for
vulnerabilities in organizational behaviors - lack of IT management
sophistication, lack of policy or enforcement of policy and lack of
cybersecurity awareness - more than weaknesses in hardware or software,” said
Chuck Lennon, president of TeamLogic IT.
In response, business technology is evolving
rapidly from tactical support to the need for a strategic initiative to address
issues of security and compliance. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are championing
the need for data backup and disaster recovery, managed security, cloud,
mobility and other IT services. Further, MSPs are arming business owners with
risk mitigation tools and identifying operational inefficiencies with services
like these, which are no longer trends, but imperative to success in today’s
Some of the key issues TeamLogic IT sees SMBs
- Nonexistent or inconsistent network security monitoring. An SMB may be watching the performance of its network but not
the network’s level of cybersecurity.
or inadequate mobile policy. For
example, what happens when an employee loses a smartphone or tablet tied
to the company’s network? And how soon does it happen?
software maintenance. The
updates and patches to a firm’s software applications may not be applied
on a timely basis – or at all.
Lennon added, “Digital technologies enable
SMBs to operate at a scope and scale similar to a large corporation, but the
typical SMB leader doesn’t have the same resources and breadth of staff
available. Meanwhile, all businesses today rely heavily on seamless,
uninterrupted connections, website performance and a structured IT framework. The
right MSP can help a company of any size adopt security best practices tailored
to their specific needs.”
For four years running TeamLogic IT has been
recognized on the MSPmentor 501 list of global
managed services providers, ranking number 36 in 2017, and recently earned a
spot in The Channel Company’s CRN® MSP 500 list of North American managed
services providers. Franchise Business Review has ranked TeamLogic IT a Top 50
franchise for 10 years and the number 1 technology franchise for the last six
years. The company was ranked number 143 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016
Annual Franchise 500.
IT is a national provider of advanced technology solutions for companies of all sizes. Local offices
provide clients with the IT support they need to run their businesses more
efficiently by leveraging the latest technology solutions including managed IT services,
network security, business continuity, unified communications, cloud services,
mobility solutions, and consulting and support. We deliver the highest levels
of IT availability, security and flexibility. With more than 100 locations
across North America, TeamLogic IT helps companies minimize downtime and
For more information, visit www.TeamLogicIT.com or www.teamlogicfranchising.com.
Fish Consulting, LLC, 954-893-9150, [email protected].