Businesses are facing challenging times. And one of the reasons that many businesses have transitioned to remote or hybrid work is to reduce costs. While companies may cut costs by changing their work model, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a bigger budget for cybersecurity. But how can you save on security costs without increasing your company’s risk?
If you’re one of those companies that have sped up their digital transformation to implement remote and hybrid work environments, cybersecurity is probably one of your main concerns. When employees all worked at the office, leadership maintained a certain peace of mind knowing that all company hardware and software were in-house. With remote and hybrid work models, employees are taking work laptops with them, potentially connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi. Companies that adopt remote and hybrid working styles also use corporate networks that are used to transfer data and communicate – which hackers target to look for vulnerabilities.
We know that businesses are facing challenging times. And one of the reasons that many businesses have transitioned to remote or hybrid work is to reduce costs. While companies may cut costs by changing their work model, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a bigger budget for cybersecurity. After all, organizations are still feeling economic pressure in these challenging times. But how can you save on security costs without increasing your company’s risk?
Increase Security Awareness Training
With email remaining the main vector for spreading malware and spam, employees become the prime targets for attacks. So even if you have a state-of-the-art security solution, it can still come crashing down in the hands of one untrained employee. Therefore, a strong security posture doesn’t only rely on technology alone. 93% of cybersecurity experts agree that organizations should focus on both technology and humans to mitigate the risks of cyberattacks. The best part about security awareness training is that it doesn’t involve a big investment. Training tools and resources can be designed and updated when necessary.
Security should become a part of your company culture, which can be promoted and reinforced through regular security awareness training. Training should focus on educating employees on how their behavior may put the entire company at risk. Some of the most successful and effective security awareness training programs go beyond training videos but also include practical phishing simulations – allowing leadership to identify which employees are most likely to become victims in a real-world attack.
Complement with Specialized Solutions
While it’s important to train your employees to detect and respond to cyber threats, they should trust that leadership employs a robust security system. Some industry experts will say that you have to spend money to save money. But that’s not always the case and not always necessary.
Solutions like Microsoft will always push you to go for their top-tier services. And we know that top-tier security packages are not cheap. The good news is that there’s more than one way to gain the same level of cybersecurity without spending on top-tier solutions. Instead, you can complement lower-tier packages with specialized solutions, which not only makes your whole cybersecurity package more affordable but more effective.
There are solutions and platforms out there that offer better value. Rather than focus on brands, be strategic and look for the right technology. The right email security platform can be integrated seamlessly into whatever email system you use, adding a layer of security to your email ecosystem.
Our platform is fully capable of protecting against fraud, malware, and spam detection, with features for user control, message deliverability, traffic routing functionalities, and total visibility on your incoming and outgoing messages. Ask us about security and control levels that you cannot obtain from the traditional Exchange/Microsoft 365 environments.