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Information Technology Security: 5 Functions to Outsource

 

Whether you’re a small or medium business owner, the threat of cybersecurity breaches is a serious concern for your company. Not having experienced, well-trained professionals prevent and address such attacks will cost your company more in terms of expenses, reputation, and profit. No customer or client wants to deal with a brand that doesn’t have the means to prioritize their data security. At the same time, it’s also important for your company to protect its own confidential information and other assets. But does your company need to go beyond budget and increase costs with an in-house team? No, because information technology (IT) support outsourcing is a more affordable and effective solution.

According to the Computer Economics IT Outsourcing Statistics of 2016/2017, the majority of the surveyed IT departments plan to increase the outsourcing load for IT security. Vice president of research for Computer Economics, David Wagner states that no organizations plan to decrease the outsourced amount, as sophisticated threats require specialized skills. He adds that organizations acknowledge that threat detection requires a different skill set and IT support outsourcing offers a bigger variety of specialized skills. The indicated study also reports that outsourcing is an attractive option for smaller organizations and are employing these services at the same level as bigger companies. If you haven’t caught up to this cost-effective, scalable IT solution, here are five essential functions you can outsource to keep the company protected and profitable.

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Why is Web Application Security Testing Important?

 

 

Web applications have become an integral part of our lives. We use them to order food, to book a ride to work, to find a date, to buy clothes and makeup, to monitor our diet and water consumption, and so much more. We’ve become so used to depending on apps that we’ve ignored the amount of information entered with every login, swipe, and sale. It is crucial for web application developers to ensure the security of their product. Web application security testing analyzes and reports the level of security in the said product.

Security testing is especially crucial in today’s technology industry. Web apps are one of the main causes of data breaches. Veracode’s 2017 State of Software Security Report says that 77 percent of web applications have a minimum of one security vulnerability. In 2016, there were 728 data breaches occurring in the US out of the 974 reported for that year.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Website Security

 

Of course all companies should prioritize its website’s security. Whether you’re a startup tech company, a small town ecommerce site, or a major player in the retail business, a violation of your business’ web security has serious, costly consequences. A data breach can result in $4 million from your company’s coffers, on top of the clients and customers you could potentially lose from the incident. This is especially damaging for small and medium businesses that are still establishing their reputations in the industry, not to mention the incredible liability. But more importantly, a security breach can cause significant damage to your clients who have sent and stored private information on the website. Cases of stolen identities and fraud via stolen credit card data will instantly remove any brand loyalty a customer ever had.

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5 Differences Between Reporting and Analysis

Living in the era of digital technology and big data has made organizations dependent on the wealth of information data can bring. You might have seen how reporting and analysis are used interchangeably, especially the manner which outsourcing companies market their services. While both areas are part of web analytics (note that analytics isn’t similar to analysis), there’s a vast difference between them, and it’s more than just spelling.

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