The end of 2020 is fast approaching. While many across the world are ready for this crazy, unpredictable year to end as soon as possible, there are a few items worth considering so that your organization can stick the landing and start 2021 with your best foot forward.
There are many classic “end of year activities” for businesses that become so routine that decision makers may miss opportunities to re-evaluate financial and strategic plans for the new year.
We’ll quickly cover a few areas you may want to put into consideration for a deeper dive as you round out December.
Compliance or Audit Requirements
Compliance and audit requirements must be met by the end of year. How are you accomplishing these tasks? The time is now to schedule a security assessment to mitigate any compliance gaps. Need a plan of action? We can help you with our Cyber Risk and Compliance experts.
Our team works to make sure you are not only meeting your compliance and audit requirements but doing so in an efficient manner. Check out our Director of Cyber Risk and Compliance Michelle Thacker talk more about end of year assessments.
2021 Budgets / License Renewal
With that license renewal looming, it may be time to re-evaluate why you are even renewing in the first place.
More than likely, you are now many years away from the analysis that supported the initial purchase decision. In that time, your business has evolved, and your needs have changed.
Performing even a cursory analysis of methods and tools will expose opportunities for consolidation, efficiency, and greater returns on technology investments, both human and financial.
As you are reviewing your budgets for next year, keep these renewals in mind. Need an outside perspective to help you find where these opportunities exist? We work to be technology agnostic to ensure we are providing guidance toward the best solution for your business the first time. This is especially important when you are looking at the relative cost to outcome of the solutions you use.
Move Forward Strategically
In the midst of the reviews of the above, it can be beneficial to review your overall security posture and how you can improve as you move forward. Sometimes, it can be as easy as a *click*.
There are many developments in cybersecurity that are changing the way organizations are protecting their assets and employees. Hear Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dan Thormodsgaard talk about many areas that can improve your security posture in 2021 and beyond.
End the Year Strong
With just one more month left in 2020, we’re ready to help you reach your goals for this year and get you ready for the next. No more going through the motions for your end-of-year activities. Let’s be proactive and start 2021 off right.
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