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Is It Time To Outsource Your Data Security?

Cyber security 05/26/2020 - 12:49 by Swami Nathan

It is always a good choice for SMBs to employ a managed Security Services provider (MSSP) to handle security.

When the Data Security framework becomes more dynamic, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) evaluate their data security options. And rightly so.

Networks are becoming more complex, and more advanced are the bad actors. Increasing the Internet of Things means more companies are deploying smart devices linked to the web that offer hackers another possible entry point. Violations get both more serious and more difficult to detect.

Why should you outsource your Data Security?

‘I don't have enough time’

One challenge many businesses face is lack of time when it comes to handling their data security. Outsourcing to a third party SOC will save your company a lot of time, and thus money. Many third party SOCs, like Teceze, will monitor your company’s security 24/7 so you don’t have to think about sophisticated cyber-attacks. They can also generate security management reports that you can send to your executive or board. Free up precious internal resources while enjoying transparency and peacefulness.

‘I don't have the ability’

It’s expensive and time consuming to hire new employees to handle your SOC. Outsourcing to a third party will take away the recruiting and training expenses, and you can be confident that the details and security of your company will be managed by experts. When outsourcing your data security, you benefit from a dedicated team of data security professionals who have extensive expertise in tracking and responding to cyber incidents.

‘I don’t have the technology’

Outsourcing to a third party SOC will ensure all services are already in place and are ready to go as soon as you sign on the dotted line. Your outsourced data security will of course work with you to tailor it to the unique needs of your business. You can be confident that your SOC third party will have robust technologies in place for monitoring incident and response processes, aggregating, correlating and analysing data, and keeping up with threats.

What to look for in a data security MSP?

When you want to outsource your data security to an MSSP, you can look for certain stuff while you search for the right partner. The MSSP which is right for you will:

Comprise your business model. Different businesses have different needs about security. Any MSSP that you find should have a clear understanding of your business and the technology that you use.

Elaborate a detailed safety plan. You should look for a partner who can give you a holistic understanding of what they’re recommending for you. That includes new technology, suggested policies and security protocols, a plan for disaster recovery, auditing, and enforcement.

Be familiar with your suite of technologies. Few MSSPs have more experience with Multi-vendor security systems. Some would have vast experience with a range of channels, too. Always make sure the one you select understands your technology and can recommend any appropriate improvements that will fit well with your current stack.

Make your working with them quick. A good MSSP will be an expert in handling your security needs, and you, the client, will be well handled. You will know who your regular contact will be, who will work with your IT workers, how often you meet and what will be the method of customer management.

Many SMB leaders will sleep easier at night knowing that their network is being closely monitored by an expert, recommending the latest technology and policies needed to keep data secure and day-to-day security management. You might prefer to do all that in-house, but if you’d rather keep your IT staff focused on helping develop your company, then it’s worth considering hiring an MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider).

How Teceze can help?

Teceze’s portfolio of managed security services are primarily developed to assist organisations in evaluating security risk, detecting and responding to threats and meeting the current regulatory requirements.

The extensive skills and experience of Teceze in offensive safety means that our experts can be trusted to provide the insight they need to better protect your business. Applying our collective hacking knowledge is central to our penetration testing and red teaming assessment services, and also allows us to continuously improve the effectiveness of our detection and monitoring activities.

Data Security

The only way to protect what you’ve worked hard to build is to be vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. If you’d like to know more about how your business can benefit from managed services, just give us a call, we are here to help.

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