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// TECH TRENDS // to deal appropriately with security issues and only 41 % have specific cybersecurity experts working within their organisation .

All of which explains why 62 % of SMBs view increased security as a key benefit of working with an MSP . Indeed , 59 % predict that all or the majority of their cybersecurity activities will be outsourced in the next five years .
But while SMBs are clearly eager to pursue a cybersecurity agenda , MSPs appear to be slow at coming forward on the topic . Just 13 % of SMBs say they regularly have cybersecurity related conversations with their MSP and 38 % say these conversations are often only triggered by a quarterly review event . More worryingly , 29 % only talk to their MSP about cybersecurity after they have suffered an incident .
The message here is clear : MSPs will need to get more proactive when it comes to initiating conversations about cybersecurity . Especially as 91 % of SMBs say they would consider moving to a new MSP if these providers had the ‘ right ’ cybersecurity offering .
Seizing the opportunity : Closing the cybersecurity skills gap
To make the most of opportunities on the horizon , MSPs will need to demonstrate their capabilities are matched to the evolving needs of existing – and new – clients .
Digital Transformation changes the rules of the game where security is concerned and SMBs are eager to work with organisations that can take care of their biggest security concerns . Indeed , while remote work may be

SMBS HAVE LONG BEEN IN THE SIGHTS OF CYBERCRIMINALS ; EVEN PRIOR TO COVID-19 , SMBS FACED MORE THAN 10,000 CYBERATTACKS EVERY DAY .
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