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When multinational enterprises or government agencies experience a cybersecurity incident, it makes the news. But every day, organizations large and small are impacted by cyberattacks, ransomware, and other vulnerabilities. Why aren’t more IT managers taking the initiative to bolster their system and information security? We’ve compiled five excuses organizations make for failing to invest in a robust cybersecurity posture.

“Our cybersecurity measures are adequate.”

Many organizations think they’re doing everything just fine. With internal IT resources stretched thin, keeping day-to-day business moving forward without rocking the boat is the primary goal. Attention is paid to routine patches and help desk troubleshooting, rather than exploring vulnerabilities and developing a risk mitigation strategy. No cybersecurity strategy is ever complete; it must be continuously challenged, tested, and improved.

“It won’t happen to me.”

It’s tempting to think, with all the organizations around the world, that the odds of a cybersecurity incident impacting your organization would be small. Think again. Incidences of cybercrime are expanding rapidly, with frequency, cost, and time to recover all experiencing manifold increases over the last few years. By any measure, a cybersecurity threat will impact every organization at some point. Don’t be caught unprepared.

“We’re not that important.”

Tech companies with heaps of user data, financial organizations with access to capital, and government agencies all make juicy targets for cybercriminals. These organizations are bombarded daily with hacking and phishing attempts, but even if you think your business is un-newsworthy, you’re still at risk. Cyber gangs often target lower profile organizations, knowing they generally invest less in cybersecurity and system hardening defenses.

“It’s too expensive.”

If you think your organization or government agency doesn’t have the budget to properly invest in risk mitigation strategies, consider the cost and reputational damage you will accrue if you’re hit with a cybersecurity incident. Identifying and isolating the threat, eliminating the vulnerability, repairing the damage, and rebuilding trust will take time and resources – far more than building and improving a resilient system over time.

“I don’t know where to start.”

Getting started can be a big roadblock for many organizations. How do you allocate resources most efficiently and effectively? What partners need to be brought on? What is our security posture now and where does it need to be? Thankfully, you don’t need to answer these questions alone. GovDataHosting provides the expertise and decades of experience protecting some of the world’s most sensitive systems and data.

Organizations can’t afford to ignore vulnerabilities or delay cybersecurity enhancements. With GovDataHosting, our all-inclusive and fully-managed cybersecurity services cover full security compliance documentation, system hardening, vulnerability scanning, continuous monitoring, edge perimeter defense, identity management, log aggregation/analysis, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAM) vulnerability tracking, and audit/assessment support services.

Together, we can detect and mitigate threats to your organization, empowering you to protect your stakeholders, move forward with confidence, and remain focused on your mission objectives. We’ll work with you to implement appropriate security compliance controls to protect your organization against new exploits and risks. Ready to get started? Get in touch with our team of cybersecurity specialists today.

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