Why You Need a Managed IT Service Provider

When your enterprise needs cyber protection, you want to know what NIST is, the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. It’s crucial to understand what NIST can do for you as a resource. Understanding the needs of your business is instrumental to continuous growth. 

Marian Merritt, Deputy Director and Lead for Industry Engagement for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), focuses on creating a safe company environment. And not every cyber security plan is one size fits all.

“Small business owners and employees are often surprised to learn that they represent a particularly ripe target to cybercriminals. Or that their connections to their larger business partners may also make them attractive,” said Merritt in a blog.

Why a Managed IT Service Provider is a Need, Not a Want

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps businesses of all sizes better understand, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risk and protect their networks and data.

At this point, you might wonder whether an MSP is right for your business. MSPs are potent tools for small and medium-sized business owners. They have far less structure involved, which can be chaotic good. 

“For a small business to become “cyber smart” begins with them shedding notions of being too small to be at risk. Every device connecting to another has potential for some level of cybersecurity risk,” said Merritt.

One thing remains true for both providers–they work off what NIST creates. And there should always be a tech expert in your corner.

Need assistance protecting passwords and your company’s remote IT services from cyber-attacks? Contact 1R Technologies to consult about our service offerings as a premier Managed Service Provider.