How TechSquad Protects Small Businesses Against Cyber Threats

The number of recurring news stories about cyber-attacks does not begin to tell the real situation. Ransomware, for example, does not reach headlines on a level compared with major data theft, yet ransomware can be an even more debilitating problem. The best solution for ransomware and other network security issues is having either a managed security services provider (MSSP) like TechSquad, for an increased layered approach to cybersecurity. Or a managed service provider (MSP), which was TechSquad’s original concept.

First what is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

The term MSP traditionally was applied to infrastructure or device-centric types of services but has expanded to include any continuous, regular management, maintenance, and support.

TechSquad, Inc. is a true MSP delivering services, such as network, application, infrastructure, and security, via ongoing and regular IT support and active administration on customers’ premises, as well as remote monitoring of client’s networks, servers, pc, and other connected devices.

Since May of 2021, TechSquad has moved from a traditional MSP to also include the role of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).

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Difference between an MSP and MSSP

While MSPs (Managed Service Provider) and MSSPs (Managed Security Service Provider) (Managed Security Service Provider) both provide third-party services to businesses; their focus is quite different. An MSP delivers network, application, database and other general IT support and services while an MSSP is focused on providing cybersecurity services.

While MSSPs provide incident response planning and services, an MSP is more reactive – they are called when something happens.

To effectively provide network support, an MSP uses a network operations center (NOC), which manages network-related incidents and alerts to reduce downtime.
MSSPs typically have a high-availability security operations center (SOC) which continuously manages and monitors system and data security for its clients.
Many MSPs partner and contract with MSSPs that offer specific security services, including managed detection and response, intrusion detection and prevention, incident planning and management, and more. We at TechSquad are proud to be able to offer our clients the combined services. Meeting and covering the needs of all clients in a proactive manner instead of the standard reactive manner currently adopted by most tech providers.

What are some examples of TechSquad Managed Security Services?

These are just some examples of the managed security services that TechSquad offers their clients.

⦁ Managed detection and response (24/7) to ensure the security of systems and data
⦁ Incident management and response to detect and respond to an attack
⦁ Security asset management to continuously identify an organization’s IT assets and ensure they are accessible only by authorized personnel and all security gaps are closed
⦁ Firewall management, configuration, and monitoring to ensure a secure network
⦁ Managed endpoint detection and prevention to block threats at the device level
⦁ Managed network security to identify and respond to network threats
⦁ Managed threat detection to detect and isolate advanced threats that evade existing security solutions
⦁ Patch/vulnerability management to ensure that operating system and application patches are installed on a timely basis
⦁ Virtual private network (VPN) management to ensure a business has a safe, encrypted, online connection to the corporate network
⦁ Managed risk assessments and compliance to evaluate a client’s security posture using industry-best standards and ensure regulatory compliance with standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and ISO, and close attack vectors to network, mobile, and web environments
⦁ Security awareness to improve a client’s security posture and ensure the organization is prepared for cyberattack at all levels
⦁ Cyber breach forensic services to identify incidents, and collect, analyze, and report evidence
⦁ An incident response team to plan for and response to incidents on behalf of a client

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TechSquad Glenn

TechSquad Glenn

TechSquad Inc's Chief Operations Officer, with an M.S.C.S. and over 25 years in the IT industry. His certifications include MSCE, CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ along with Graphic Design, SEO, and Social Media Marketing certifications.