Why Those Cybersecurity Tools May Not Be Keeping You As Safe As You Thought

Why Those Cybersecurity Tools May Not Be Keeping You As Safe As You Thought

When was the last time you downloaded a security patch the moment it was released?

Hours? Days? Weeks?

How vulnerable did that weakness make you while you put off the update?

According to tCell’s 2018 Security Report for In-Production Web Applications, even if you make the update the moment it’s released to you, it still takes on average 38 days for an organization to patch vulnerabilities. That means your data is at risk over a month before you have access to a patch, and even longer if you ignore installing it.

The problem gets worse.

Depending on how large your practice is, you probably face other security issues, and you might not even be aware of it. Chances are you fall into one of two categories:

  • Your team is small, and you have no intention of hiring a full time IT person. The general office manager does what she can do.
  • You have a team member dedicated to IT, but they’re a generalist and handle all of your IT concerns.

You wage a constant battle to balance the art of developing a high-level security plan with putting out fires as they materialize.

How can you keep your practice safe with all that weighing on you each day?

Can you find the solution with a third-party by investing in a tool that makes promises - and you hope it delivers?

That’s your first step into the danger zone.

The more sophisticated technology gets, the more it can’t be solved with a simple tool. That’s red pill, blue pill thinking.

Fortunately, there is another way. Instead of buying a third-party software, a tool with big promises, why not invest in a cybersecurity service instead.

With a service, you gain access to a large pool of experts who stay on top of what’s happening. You gain knowledge without having to invest in new team members, or send people to training on a regular basis. You hire the service for the best practices you need to grow your business and stay safe at the same time.

Criminals don’t give up. They keep looking for a way in. They try and try and try until they find a weakness. According to tCell, attackers average about 100,000 attacks before they find the one vulnerability that allows them a path in.

Don’t let that path be yours.

Hire a security service and stay at the top of your game.

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