If your clients haven’t asked you about their cybersecurity posture yet, chances are – they will. And yet, establishing and leading a cyber practice or expertise requires a combination of market insight, knowledge of cyber technology, and business development skills, expertise that most MSPs won't have readily available.
That’s why many MSP owners opt to collaborate with a cybersecurity and compliance firm. Here are the top 4 benefits MSP owners get from this partnership:
Talent - Attracting and recruiting the right level of talent and the knowledge for this specialty is even harder than the normal IT professional. A high-level cybersecurity professional often comes with a long list of certifications and trainings – making it hard to find the right talent who can spearhead this workstream.
Cost – As mentioned, cybersecurity professionals are highly trained and specialized- and with that comes a hefty price tag, both for hiring and retaining top talent. By outsourcing, you can reduce the overall cost to your firm and get stronger, reliable results for your customers. The ability to also reduce operational costs are obtained as well by eliminating internal management of an additional department and lowering the paid salaries and benefits that would be accrued if hiring internally. By outsourcing you are only paying for the hours applied toward the project!
Risk – The risk of taking on the cybersecurity and compliance piece of IT is a serious consideration. The ability to outsource this function alleviates concern by sharing the risk with professionals whose sole focus is this area of expertise.
Focus – Cybersecurity and compliance are too important for partial attention. By outsourcing these functions, you can focus on your business while your MSP firm handles what it does best: running and maintaining your customers’ infrastructure.
The ability to expand services, reduce costs while delivering superior services, and provide trustworthy, value-add to your clients makes outsourcing cybersecurity and compliance a great option for MSPs.
About AXIOTROP, LLC:
AXIOTROP’s mission is to make cybersecurity accessible, attainable, and sustainable for small and medium-sized businesses so they remain competitive and poised for growth. We simplify cybersecurity by working closely with businesses to right-size their program for their needs, resulting in client retention, business expansion, and reduced risk.