The tech industry is evolving. Quickly. With the evolution of the industry has come a new wave of cybersecurity threats. Many SMBs may find that as the industry moves forward and threats become more serious, they have do not have the resources or the knowledge for workers to stay vigilant with the latest information, tactics, and systems to protect their business.
In fact, due to a variety of economic factors, many IT Managers cannot find skilled workers in cybersecurity. Increasingly, companies are outsourcing their cybersecurity to Managed Security Service Providers and seeing excellent results.
You may ask, “is it safe to entrust my company’s security to an outside source?”
This is a valid question. However, by partnering with a trusted MSSP, you can rest assured your data is secure. MSSPs offer services such as vulnerability risk assessments, security monitoring, and intrusion management, among other services. Below are the top benefits of outsourcing your cybersecurity to an MSSP.
1) Up-to-Date Compliance and Certifications
A quality MSSP will have up-to-date compliance and certifications in the areas that matter most in terms of security. As a business hiring and training cybersecurity and IT staff, all compliance and certification would have to be paid for and kept up to date. By outsourcing to an MSSP, you no longer have to worry about the cost or effort surrounding this training.
2) IT Support
In any business, the possibility of downtime is a scary thing. Even scarier is the fear that if downtime occurs, no one will be available to get things up and running again. It is awfully difficult for small businesses to afford 24/7 monitoring, but for many MSSPs, this is standard practice.
3) Top-Level Expertise
The issue many IT managers are facing, as stated above, is the inability to afford top-performing and highly skilled cyber security employees; however, when outsourcing to an MSSP, your business is gaining access to a pool of top level experts for a fraction of the cost of hiring your own team.
4) Best-of-Breed Technology
Not entirely sure what security systems to use or how to use them? An MSSP has you covered. With a vast network of partnerships and up-to-date systems, many MSSPs can offer customized solutions specific to the needs of your business at a price point you can afford. Every business has their own specific security needs, and an MSSP can fit their capabilities to them.
5) You Get What You Pay For
It is worth mentioning that not all MSSPs are created equal and you cannot expect top-level performance from a low-level provider. Some MSSPs will only monitor and report rather than actually work to fix security issues. 24/7 support is not a given, some MSSPs offer support as a base feature, and others offer it as a paid-for service. Research will always pay off when looking into your next security provider – it’s your security, you should have the final say.
If your business does not have the resources to hire top security professionals and stay up-to-date with cybersecurity best practices, an MSSP may be the way to go. Never discount the power of outsourcing; it may be a scary step to entrust a vital area of your business to an outside company, but through a solid partnership, you will see that the company you outsource to will become an extension of your business, and will ultimately help to improve your organization as a whole. Want to learn more? Get in touch with Cyber Sainik today.