Safeguard Your Network Investment With Assessment Services

BrandPost By Lewis Taylor, Vice President Customer Experience, Cisco
Apr 22, 2022
Network Security

Emerge strong and secure with Cisco Customer Experience advisory services to reduce risk, stay compliant, and prevent costly breaches.

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No one is safe from cybersecurity threats. Even the most sophisticated networks are vulnerable. Hackers, viruses, and cybercriminals are continually looking for ways to exploit weaknesses in your system. The data tells us that cyberattacks occur every 39 secondsCisco Customer Experience Business Critical Services provides a solution that organizations can leverage immediately. It offers the right tools and resources to proactively detect breaches before they occur and mitigate the impacts of those few that get through the defenses.

To prevent malicious attacks, security assessments like penetration testing can help diminish risks by uncovering meaningful insights that highlight the weaknesses attackers can use to compromise your organization. These assessments check for vulnerabilities in your IT systems and help you leverage proactive cybersecurity to lower the risk of future attacks.

By regularly testing for vulnerabilities, companies are 2.5 times more likely to maintain operations in the face of an emergency. That’s why security assessments are crucial for your business – and can’t be ignored.

Protect your reputation 

Once a breach becomes public, it’s an uphill battle to regain customer trust. Coming back from such a significant brand attack can difficult. Data breaches damage your business’s reputation, which takes years to build but just minutes to destroy.

So, what keeps brands intact post-cyberattack? If an attack happens, the response to a breach can make or break its reputation. Security assessments that include methodologies to help strengthen customer trust are proven to reduce the overall impact of a breach. Don’t put your company and reputation at risk.

The high price of security breaches

The costs of cybercrimes rose to $6 trillion globally in 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015, and are predicted to exceed $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. As cyber threats increase, staying ahead of hackers is more challenging – and costly.

A significant way to reduce the cost of breaches is by strengthening the skills and proficiencies of your staff. Organizations with the highest staffing ratios are 20% more likely to report stronger threat detection and response. The ability to respond quickly with a well-trained staff drastically reduces the cost and scope of a breach. But what happens when team expansion is not an option?

Based on your needs, Cisco experts can help. To preempt, protect, and defend against attacks to keep your network secure, Cisco Business Critical Services for SecOps provides foundational security expertise and can reduce monetary loss from a cyberattack up to 99 percent with a layered defense that offers four times faster outage detection against cybercrime. For rapid assistance to help you prepare, respond and recover from a breach, Cisco Talos Incident Response enables 24 hour emergency response capabilities and direct access to Cisco Talos, the world’s largest non-governmental threat intelligence and research group.

No matter how you staff your security operations, Cisco experts can maximize your investments so your team can focus on keeping your network secure.

Meet compliance requirements

Organizations that handle sensitive data are required by law to abide by security and privacy laws (HIPAA). Failing to understand compliance requirements may result in a violation of these regulations and can leave you open to fines and lawsuits.

One way to avoid non-compliance penalties is to work closely with Cisco Security experts for ongoing assessments and a holistic SecureX environment to mitigate risk. Leveraging this expertise can help to reduce complexity and improve your security posture.

Protect what matters most with the right partner and team

Cisco can help to eliminate vulnerabilities before cyber threats exploit them. By providing in-depth security assessments and remediation, Business Critical Services can empower your team with valuable insights to maintain and enhance your security posture. You can read about  how we helped Repsol power reliability with proactive security, for example.

Now is the time to be vigilant in protecting yourself from targeted cyberattacks. And at Cisco, we’re ready to help you secure your organization with the value of Cisco CX Security Services’ unrivaled expertise and analytics-driven guidance to secure your expanding perimeter of today for a foundation of success tomorrow.

Get started today. Visit Cisco Customer Experience Business Critical Services to find a security solution for your organization.