MSP Cybersecurity

The Time for MSPs Is Now: The SMB Cybersecurity Landscape Report Overview

Natalie Petitto

September 08, 2022

7 min

The Time for MSPs Is Now: The 2022 SMB Cybersecurity Report Overview

The workplace has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. In the wake of a global pandemic, organizations were forced to adapt to accommodate their remote employees and keep operations running smoothly. But even as COVID restrictions ease and a sense of normalcy returns, data suggests that the modern workplace we’ve come to know is here to stay.

One of the major changes to the modern workplace has been the need for enhanced cybersecurity. Teams are more dispersed and susceptible to working on unsecured systems, making it difficult for organizations to manage privileged access and effectively secure their systems. On top of that, cyberattacks are becoming more and more complex, with individuals—both inside and outside the organization—finding new ways to infiltrate IT systems.

Even though 63% of decision-makers recognize that increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks are the reason behind their focus on cybersecurity, many are struggling to implement effective solutions. This begs the question: How do you combat increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks while your security perimeter starts to vanish? 

Our latest whitepaper, The Time for MSPs Is Now: The SMB Cybersecurity Landscape Report, 2022 provides key insights. The report is based on the independent findings of market research firm Vanson Bourne, which interviewed 500 IT decision makers of small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). 

Managed service providers (MSPs) have proven to be a saving grace for organizations needing to shore up their security posture. Considering that many organizations already look to their MSPs for a wide range of IT services, including cybersecurity, it seems only natural that they’d be well-equipped to address evolving security needs for their clients. Not only can the right MSP fortify SMB cyber defenses with cutting-edge technologies, they can provide tailored guidance as a trusted cybersecurity partner.

In the whitepaper, you learn more about the importance of cybersecurity and the role MSPs play in optimizing cybersecurity solutions. You also discover key findings from IT decision makers of SMBs regarding the current state of cybersecurity, such as:

  • 91% say cybersecurity will increase in importance over the next two years.
  • 79% report an increase in cyberattacks over the past 12 months.
  • 91% currently use an MSP for cybersecurity.
  • 87% believe their organization could take the threat from email security more seriously.

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