Cyber threats are something only the largest of companies and the most sensitive of industries have to worry about…right? Wrong. In fact, with larger organizations and more resources locking down their weak spots, many cybercriminals have turned to smaller organizations as a target, confident they may not be as knowledgeable about securing their operations. For a financial services company such as a credit union, the risk may be large.

If you’re currently managing your credit union’s IT operations yourself, this may be a mistake from a security perspective.  These types of organizations are a plum target.

With cyber threats on the rise, if your systems are not protected by a dedicated, experienced IT security staff, you are the easy target for hackers. This could also lead to costly network downtime or compliance penalties.

The Benefits of Co-Managed IT

While it would be nice to turn all your IT over to professionals, you may not have the budget to do so, or you may want to retain some elements of management. The solution, in this case, is to use a co-managed approach. With co-managed IT services, you can keep some elements of the process in-house and divide responsibilities with an external IT partner. If the workload becomes heavy, you can ramp up how you use your outside services. Additionally, you can put more urgent security issues into the hands of the outside IT organization. This way, you can ensure business continuity and protection from malicious hackers at all times.

The Flexibility of Co-Management

Your credit union business is unique, so it requires a technology plan that’s specifically aligned with it rather than a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach. A good professional services IT company will work with your in-house IT manager to share responsibilities, make schedules, implement best practices and formulate business continuity plans to ensure that there are no interruptions due to hardware or software, outages or attacks.

Contact a Professional IT Services Company

Since 1997, ASG Information Technologies has been delivering experienced IT support services to Connecticut credit unions and financial services companies. We understand that being responsible for customer’s money and finances is not a business that can afford errors. If you own or operate a credit union in Connecticut and don’t have an experienced managed IT support services company supporting your credit union, you run the risk of losing much more than just money. For more information, contact ASG today!