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Forbes says data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records and 3,800 were publicly disclosed breaches in the first 6 months this year, according to the 2019 Midyear QuickView Data Breach Report. This is a 50% increase over the past 4 years.

Perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that 3.2 billion of those records were exposed by just eight breaches. As for the exposed data itself, the report has email (contained in 70% of breaches) and passwords (65%) at the top of the pile.

In honor of Cybersecurity month, Continuum is launching a new series of “Security Jumpstart Kits” that focus on addressing the most popular questions about security from our MSPs. We hope these will help our MSPs and their clients feel more equipped to be sure their businesses are secure from cybersecurity threats.

To kick off our “Security Jumpstart Kits” series, we are offering two kits in October to MSPs:

Building Credibility - “Security Insights to Grow Your MSP Business”

Selling 101 -“Everything MSPs Need to Successfully Sell Security with Confidence”

We’ve handpicked three assets for each Kit to educate you on the security market, best practices, to prepare you to sell security with confidence and equip you with the resources needed to build your credibility and win new business.

Your Clients Need a Cybersecurity Hero

Businesses of all sizes and even their MSPs are affected by security breaches today. Just look at the news. On any given day you can scan the news and hear about another security breach.  On our recent MPS FastTrack series hangout, “How MSP’s Sell Security with Confidence”, Scott Minke, CEO / C|CISO Partner, iTrust IT said “We often talk about keeping up with the news and various news sources that folks recommend. I think that's important to have at your fingertips. So, when you're talking to a client, you can bring up something that's relevant to their industry. It really adds to your credibility and relates back to something that they know about in their industry.” 

No SMB wants to be the headline of a news story involving a cybersecurity incident. In fact, one could say when it comes to security, one of the main responsibilities of an MSSP is to keep their clients out of the news.

In order to do that, Tim Lasonde, CIO, Focus Technologies, shared “we have a process where we're regularly meeting with customers either bimonthly, quarterly, or sometimes weekly, where we share news stories and say here’s what happened in the media. Here's where you stand from a security posture perspective. We'll go through and list out what they have in place as a part of our core offering and where they are vulnerable.”

To help prevent you or your clients creating any unwanted news, check out the Security Kits: Building Credibility and Selling 101 to help you be the cybersecurity MSP hero to your clients.