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A Detailed Look at Cybersecurity Services for Your Business

Learn why cybersecurity is a necessary and smart investment for your company, why companies choose a cybersecurity consultant and the top services offered.

The risk is real.

For companies large and small that do not focus on cybersecurity as an essential issue, 2020 could be a disaster. According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the costs to businesses from a loss of data are profound.

There are the financial costs — the average total cost per breach is $3.92 million worldwide. The average breach affects 25,575 records, according to the report. That means not only dire financial costs but also the risks of lost reputation, lost customers and lost revenue in the present and future.

That’s why so many companies today are hiring cybersecurity consultants that help businesses of all sizes with a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity consultants deliver technical solutions and services that help provide a continuously protected infrastructure for your users, data and systems. From security risk assessments to password security policies, these solutions have multiple benefits for businesses, organizations and government agencies.

What Are the Benefits of Cybersecurity Consultants?

Cybersecurity consultants deliver results that improve business outcomes on multiple levels. Here are a few of the key benefits:

  • Risk reduction. A cybersecurity consultant helps your business reduce the overall risk to your business from cyberattacks. By benchmarking your business against comparable companies, you can maintain compliance with key domestic and international mandates, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability, PCI (Payment Card Industry)
  • Faster CompletionCybersecurity consultants help accelerate project completion by identifying potential issues early in the planning process, meaning smoother testing periods and faster compliance approvals
  • System Optimization. With cybersecurity consultants by your side, you can configure new systems or upgrades to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your technology investments while minimizing the threat of cyberattacks
  • Flexible Billing. The optimal financing structure is to commit to a long-term commitment with predictable monthly billing, providing your business with guaranteed continuity of coverage from a partner that knows your business well. However, many cybersecurity consultants also provide project-based, hourly and on-demand service options
  • Staff Efficiency. With a proven partner delivering cybersecurity services, you can deploy internal IT staff resources to other, more critical tasks

How Does a Cybersecurity Consultant Work?

When you hire cybersecurity consultants, you’re looking for a technology leader that’s worked with businesses like yours that have similar needs and pressures. Your consultants will begin by providing a comprehensive assessment of your technology solution. This assessment will provide an unbiased evaluation of where your systems and data are protected and where vulnerabilities exist.

The initial assessment provides a baseline from which security solutions can be determined.

What Services Can a Cybersecurity Consultant Provide?

Cybersecurity begins with your data. Cybersecurity consultants can recommend solutions designed to protect your data and keep it secure and accessible in the face of a cyberattack or natural disaster. Here is a quick list of some of the most common cybersecurity services:

  • Private or public cloud hosting for data, apps and systems
  • Security operations center functions as a service (SOCaaS) that include incident responses, compromise assessments, and managed detection and response services
  • Penetration testing services
  • Data security and backup services

At BlueHat Cyber, we provide clients with comprehensive cybersecurity consulting services that protect all aspects of technology-dependent workflows and data. Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about how BlueHat Cyber helps your business focus on your customers while we focus on keeping your company secure.

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