With the Safeguards Rule deadline quickly approaching, there’s not a lot of time left to fulfill all the requirements. A managed services provider might be the help you need.
5/16/2023 1:00 P.M.
If you are one of the many businesses that find the FTC’s Safeguards Rule—and cybersecurity in general—overwhelming, consider enrolling the help of a managed services provider (MSP). MSPs are third-party companies that provide a range of IT services, including cybersecurity, to businesses of all sizes. Whether you have issues with hiring IT talent, cybersecurity, connectivity, collaboration and beyond, an MSP can help.
According to Bitdefender’s 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment Report, 99% of respondents stated that using a managed security provider is a critical element of their security programs, with almost all (99%) of respondents stating they are either currently using or considering using a managed security provider. The top reason respondents gave were:
- The ability to have 24×7 security coverage (45%)
- The ability to free up internal IT/cybersecurity resources (35%).
With the FTC Safeguards Rule deadline quickly approaching, there’s not a lot of time left to fulfill all the requirements in the rule. It’s important to note that even companies that collect fewer than 5,000 records still need to comply with certain provisions of the rule.
After the deadline, your business can face hefty fines and legal consequences for non-compliance. Are you feeling prepared or still scrambling? It is not too late to become defensible before the deadline.
With the help of an MSP that offers consulting for the FTC’s Safeguards Rule, you can still make great strides toward compliance. TPx has helped thousands of customers with cybersecurity and can provide customized IT solutions at discounted pricing.