CounterAct Cybersecurity Group Launches End-to-End Approach to Help MSPs Protect Their Businesses and Customers from Information Security Threats

CounterAct's proven end-to-end MSP cybersecurity process begins with a thorough assessment of the MSP's own security risk and maturity to help its arm itself with the facts before moving to the design and implementation of vendor-neutral threat detection solutions. The CounterAct suite of solutions also includes incident response and remediation services as well as training, consultation and information security program management.

In addition to the above cybersecurity services, the CounterAct MSP to s-MSP Transformation program offers MSPs the opportunity to earn CounterAct's coveted Secure MSP (s-MSP) stamp of approval. Undertaking this rigorous, third-party process demonstrates an s-MSP's commitment to protecting itself from cybersecurity risk and reduces the risk that threat actors will leverage the MSP as a pathway to customers' networks and critical data. The CounterAct s-MSP designation also thoroughly prepares MSPs to successfully develop operationalize and monetize cybersecurity solutions for their own customers either white-labeled through CounterAct or with their own brand.

"Cybersecurity used to be an after-thought for many MSPs. Owners would cross their fingers and hope their businesses would be overlooked by the cybercriminals, hacktivists and other malicious information security threat actors that lurk in the shadows waiting to strike," said George Mach, President and CEO of CounterAct and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). "Today this is an extremely dangerous position to take, especially with MSPs regularly targeted as easy points of entry into their customers' networks and sensitive data."

Mach said the decision to launch CounterAct grew from his own experience as the owner of Apex IT Group, an MSP that he founded in 2007, as well as his ongoing engagement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) community, which is focused on MSPs and small- and medium-size businesses. CounterAct also has alliances with other leading cybersecurity organizations, including the Center for Internet Security (CIS).

Read more at: Benzinga