October 12, 2021
Can Managed Security Solve Company’s Security Challenges?
It has never been more obvious when looking at the increasing requirements to provide adequate cyber security that most companies cannot do it with internal staff alone. It is just too daunting and the requirements are going up every year leading to the need for outsourced managed security.
Security Problems for businesses are Increasing
Top security problems for businesses include the need to be regulation compliant, the need to keep your employees working and productive, and concerns about security breaches.
These concerns are increasing as attacks get more frequent and cyber criminals are now regularly attacking smaller and smaller businesses.
|IT System Availability|
Cybersecurity Requires an Increasing Investment
To achieve higher levels of security, companies are faced with multiple challenges, such as:
|The Number of Security Staff Required|
|New Security Products|
|Ability to Detect & Respond|
Security Attacks Now Target ALL Businesses – No One is Safe
Cyber criminals used to target large companies so that they could reap large financial rewards. That required multi-stage targeted attacks that took months or years to plan and implement.
Unfortunately, enterprising criminals have now created software attack kits that almost anyone can now use to attack large lists of companies of all sizes with the push of a button. This is why no company is safe and no one should assume that they will not be attacked.
|The Democratization of Attacks using Automated Attack Tools|
New Generation Cybersecurity Solutions Require More Effort
Security is dramatically more complicated and needs to be managed as an integrated system. SIEMs and advanced monitoring solutions are a requirement and require advanced skills and 24×7 monitoring.
|24×7 Whole System Monitoring, Threat Hunting, Remediation|
|Management of New More Complex Security|
|Customized Security Controls|
Managed Security is the Answer
Companies cannot provide high levels of security with Internal Staff Alone
The net result is that most companies need to outsource managed security to provide an appropriate level of security for their company. The cost to do it internally is going up every year for the reasons stated herein. In summary managed security solves the following problems:
- 24×7 staffing costs
- Hiring experts in each new area of security is nearly impossible
- Hiring to a high level of redundancy in each area of security is expensive
- Security is constantly changing and needs constant investment