Mind the Security Knowledge Gap and Reduce Risk

BY Brian Bilodeau

Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP’s) can provide the needed air support to help you contend with the cyber-security talent shortage. Considering the managed security services business is a multi-billion-dollar industry it’s important to understand that not all MSSP’s are created equal. Good MSSP’s can help you:

  • Maximize your ability to block threats and reduce risk
  • Identify and neutralize threats before a breach occurs
  • Reduce compliance costs
  • Remove complexity from security operations
  • Keep you protected 24x7x365 while reducing operational costs
  • Leverage analytic insights to reduce risk

Some can do this in a manner that significantly reduces the time required to detect and respond to threats which enables organizations to neutralize these threats before they cause a damaging cyber incident or data breach. While some MSSP’s have built their business as a reseller of security technology others are focused on providing depth of security expertise backed by 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC) and industry leading technology. Outsourcing to a trusted partner who is focused exclusively on security enables companies to focus on their core business while reducing risk.

Here are the top 3 things to look for in a MSSP partner:

1. SIEM as a Service

Managed SIEM can help remove the complexity of collecting, classifying and contextualizing petabytes of machine and forensic data from across extended IT and operational environments. They continuously and in real-time apply automated machine analytics to this contextualized data to detect cyber threats while providing robust forensic analytics and centralized search capabilities to help investigate and accelerate time to remediation.

2. 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC)

Keeping up with today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape is an always on operation. However, security talent is hard to find, harder to keep and costly to staff. Despite the need many MSSP’s do not offer always on, always ready security expertise and SOC support.  Look for MSSP’s that can provide 24x7x365 monitoring, threat response and support.

3. Depth of Security Expertise

They say you can’t manage what you can’t see. This also applies to threat risk mitigation; you cannot mitigate risk without understanding where gaps exist in your security operations. Look for MSSP’s with a deep bench of expertise to provide the strategic guidance to strengthen your overall security posture and take the mystery out of reaching your desired level of Security Maturity.

Reduce Risk and Mind The Gap with A Trusted Partner:

With a trusted MSSP partner you can keep IT staff focused on innovation to keep your business future proof while simplifying security operations and reducing risk. Download our white paper to learn how Analytics plays a key role in Security and how Managed SIEM can remove complexity from security operations and provide the visibility needed to reduce risk.

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