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Improving your Cybersecurity with 24/7 Monitoring: A Comprehensive Review

In today’s rapidly growing digital environments, across on-premises and cloud vendors, safeguarding your business against cyber threats requires a more proactive approach. As more businesses become victims of cybersecurity attacks, it’s increasingly evident that prioritising a proactive cybersecurity strategy is paramount to avoiding large cybersecurity incidents and the following brand-damage.

Unlike reactive measures, proactive strategies are designed to anticipate and resolve potential breaches and attacks before they happen, thereby safeguarding your business’s reputation, protecting sensitive customer data, and mitigating financial and productivity losses stemming from significant cyber incidents. .

Here we will introduce 24/7 monitoring, a proactive cybersecurity strategy using a range of tools and managed services, and discuss each facet of 24/7 monitoring and the potential benefits to your business, including comprehensive coverage, cost effectiveness and increased scalability and flexibility.


1. 24/7 Monitoring: Vigilance beyond your business hours.

At the forefront of proactive cybersecurity lies 24/7 monitoring—a surveillance system that monitors every digital facet of your organisation, including networks, systems, and other digital assets. This perpetual vigilance is geared towards efficiently and promptly detecting suspicious activity or anomalies within your digital domain, and responding with pre-approved remediation actions, such as locking user accounts or quarantining malware affected computers. The benefits of round-the-clock monitoring extend far beyond mere detection; it saves businesses valuable time and resources by proactively identifying and resolving potential threats and vulnerabilities before they can escalate.


  • Prevention of data breaches: By continuously monitoring digital assets, businesses can identify and address vulnerabilities before they are exploited by threat actors, thus avoiding potential data breaches.
  • Early threat detection: Swift detection of suspicious activities enables businesses to intervene at the earliest stages of an attack, minimising damage to systems and disruption to operations.
  • Preservation of reputation: Proactive measures demonstrate a commitment to data security and instil confidence among customers, preserving the organisation’s reputation even in the face of cyber threats.
  • Cost savings: By preventing costly cyber incidents, 24/7 monitoring ultimately translates into long-term cost savings for businesses, outweighing the initial investment required for implementation.
2. Comprehensive Coverage: Fortifying your cyber defence.

The efficacy of 24/7 monitoring lies in the ability to provide comprehensive coverage across all entry points (including firewalls, internet facing applications) and potential vulnerabilities within an organisation’s digital infrastructure. Leveraging a combination of automation and the expertise of IT and cybersecurity professionals, this proactive approach ensures there are no blind spots in your business’ applications and infrastructure. By addressing the challenge of round-the-clock and comprehensive monitoring, businesses can rest assured that their digital assets are under constant wide surveillance, minimising the risk of potential cyber threats.


  • Holistic protection: Comprehensive coverage extends across all digital components, including cloud services and on-premises infrastructure, leaving no potential entry point unguarded against cyber threats.
  • Enhanced security posture: By identifying vulnerabilities in real-time, organisations can proactively implement remediation measures, strengthening their overall security posture.
  • Regulatory compliance: Meeting regulatory standards, such as those outlined in Australia’s data protection laws and the ISO27001 standard, becomes more attainable through continuous monitoring, thereby mitigating the risk of penalties and legal consequences associated with non-compliance.


3. Long-term Cost Effectiveness: Investing in proactive prevention

While the initial investment in 24/7 monitoring may seem substantial, its long-term cost-effectiveness becomes evident in its ability to detect and prevent catastrophic cyber incidents. Outsourcing monitoring to managed security service providers offers significant savings compared to maintaining an in-house monitoring team, or Security Operations Centre (SOC). Moreover, the cost of a single cyber-attack can far exceed the expenses associated with implementing proactive monitoring, making it a smart investment for businesses of all sizes.


  • Financial savings: Proactive prevention mitigates the financial repercussions of cyber-attacks, including remediation costs, regulatory fines, and loss of revenue due to disruptions.
  • Operational efficiency: By averting disruptions caused by cyber incidents, businesses can maintain productivity levels and focus resources on strategic initiatives rather than reactive measures.
  • Risk mitigation: Investing in proactive cybersecurity measures demonstrates due diligence and mitigates the risk of reputational damage and loss of customer trust and business associated with data breaches.


4. Scalability and Flexibility: Adapting to evolving threats

Whether opting for outsourced managed security services or building an in-house team, businesses can seamlessly scale their monitoring capabilities to align with organisational growth and technological advancements using the combination of technical specialists and automation technology.


  • Adaptability: 24/7 monitoring can swiftly adjust to accommodate new technologies and evolving cyber threats, ensuring ongoing protection against emerging risks.
  • Resource optimisation: Outsourcing monitoring allows businesses to access specialised expertise and resources that would be unaffordable for a small or medium business by choosing a managed service provider.
  • Strategic focus: By entrusting monitoring responsibilities to skilled professionals, businesses can redirect internal resources towards core business objectives, fostering innovation and growth.


Incorporating 24/7 monitoring into your cybersecurity arsenal is not just about detecting threats—it’s about empowering your business with proactive resilience against evolving cyber risks. By investing in comprehensive coverage, regulatory compliance, long-term cost effectiveness, and scalability, businesses can strengthen their defences and stay ahead of emerging threats. Embracing the human element in monitoring, whether through skilled in-house professionals or reputable managed service providers, ensures that businesses receive the highest level of protection and value from their cybersecurity investments. In an era where cyber threats are constantly evolving, proactive vigilance is the key to safeguarding your business’s digital future and reputation.

If you are thinking about adding 24/7 monitoring to your cybersecurity solution or revamping your current solution, contact us about Emantra’s CyberStart package.



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