How To Choose a Cyber Security Company

How To Choose a Cyber Security Company

Partnering with a cyber security company is considered part of doing business in today’s world. However, not all cyber security companies are equal and selecting one that is the right fit for your organization can seem like a daunting task. The best cyber security companies must not only be knowledgeable, but work as an integral part of your IT team for risk analysis and management. An MSSP (managed security service provider) should be able to bring an array of services and options that provides safety and security while maintaining up-to-date information.

While there are companies that may specialize in a few aspects of cyber security, you need to make sure that your investment covers all bases and doesn’t fall short. Examining and then defining what your company needs requires that you coordinate with your IT Department to establish your major risks. Not all companies require the same levels of expertise from a cyber security expert, so it’s important to establish a strategy, vulnerability assessment, threat intelligence, and intrusion detection level. If you and/or your IT Department are unsure, you should have a consultation with a cybersecurity expert to create a plan for your specific company.

Types of Services You Should Look for:

  • Protection of networks, systems, and all technologies from exploitation that is unauthorized.
  • Reduction for cyber attack risks
  • Risk analysis
  • Employee training and consultations
  • Prevention of unauthorized third parties from sensitive information access
  • Prevention against service disruption
  • Cyber security insurance
  • Provides actions to ensure continuity of business
  • Consistent monitoring of system safety
  • Security for network, endpoint, and application security
  • Management of passwords
  • Defense against ransomware, malware, and denial of service attacks
  • Antivirus software and firewalls and current updates
  • Data storage and backups
  • Management of all devices
  • Protection for website(s)
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)

What to Look For (questions to ask):

A good cyber security company will have years of experience devoted to the field. They will have in-depth IT understanding and include a majority of the services that you will need. Their company will have an excellent client list, be able to offer you case studies demonstrating their success, and be able to demonstrate how their services helped clients with results that are measurable. They should be able to easily discuss a strategy that matches your needs and the methods that they use.

The top-rated security specialists will have training and certificates from institutions that are accredited. Ask about any recognitions, awards, and any situations where they may have been guest speakers. You will be working closely with the professional company that you choose so you will want to know that they have the skill set and expertise to succeed.

Have a consultation meeting to discuss your organization, what you may/may not have in place and then get the opinion of the cyber security specialist. The best will never have a “one size fits all” attitude and should have the ability to customize solutions that are the best fit as well as make priority and critical recommendations.

“DaVinci Cybersecurity takes pride in our ability to view each client as unique, bringing years of experience with many happy clients. Our goal is to ensure that organizations take all actions required to ensure safety and security. We coordinate with IT Departments, do complete risk analysis, offer an array of solutions, and even train staff to be aware of the dangers in today’s cyber world.”

Sharon Knowles, CEO DaVinci Cybersecurity