Nimble Defense

Nimble Defense helps small business tackle cybersecurity.

Our founder, Nikolai Vargas, helped start and run one of the largest and most successful IT Managed Service Providers in Chicago for 17 years. A key differentiator for that organization was how he, as Chief Technology Officer, incorporated security into all aspects of its operation. That foresight enabled the organization to stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve. In addition, that venture gave him insight into the specific cybersecurity needs for a myriad of industries. Cybersecurity became his passion, and so Nimble Defense was launched in 2020 to bring focus, knowledge and expertise to small businesses everywhere.

WHY YOU NEED NIMBLE DEFENSE

YOU DON’T WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO BE AN EASY TARGET

You already know that cyber-threats are ever increasing and evolving. Your organization is not immune to these threats. Research shows that over 50% of all cyber-attack victims are small businesses. Threat actors know that small businesses often do not have the expertise to build and maintain a robust cybersecurity posture. Ransomware attacks now cost small businesses an average of $84,000 in ransom alone—not to mention lost revenue, lost clients and damage to brand reputation. Nimble Defense can assess your IT environment to help identify gaps that put your organization at risk.

YOUR CLIENTS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS ARE ASKING QUESTIONS

As new regulations roll out across the nation regarding privacy and cybersecurity (e.g., California Consumer Privacy Act, New York SHIELD Act) and on a global scale (GDPR) you are finding that clients, business partners, and maybe your insurance company are increasingly inquiring about your organization’s cybersecurity policies and controls. Some will start sending you 3rd party risk assessment questionnaires that you need help completing. More importantly you will quickly discover those questionnaires expose gaps in your cybersecurity you need to close in order to retain or acquire clients. Nimble Defense can help you implement a program to improve your cybersecurity posture so you can answer, “Yes, we have that covered.”

YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

Cybersecurity can seem complex and overwhelming. Google will return lists of cybersecurity articles and tips for small businesses, but which advice should you take to maximize your return on investment? The US government published the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to help guide small businesses toward an ideal cybersecurity posture, but for the average business owner understanding how to implement it can be daunting and time consuming. Larger cybersecurity firms do not fully appreciate the unique needs of small business. Nimble Defense’s care and expertise can take you from zero to cybersecurity hero in short order.

YOU HAVE A SOLID IT TEAM BUT NO CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS

You already have a great internal IT resource who keeps the office servers and computers online and delivers excellent support to your staff. Maybe you outsource your IT to a Managed Service Provider who includes all the basics like antivirus software, email filtering, and protects your network with a firewall. However, they may be struggling to build a cybersecurity program for your organization that is holistic. Nimble Defense does NOT displace your IT partner, we help fill in any gaps in cybersecurity expertise and work together with your team for the good of your business.