Cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common in the modern world, so your organization needs to have policies in place to safeguard your digital assets. While large organizations may be able to support an in-house cybersecurity team, many small and medium-sized businesses have neither the capital nor the people power to support such a resource-intensive department.
This is where Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) come in. MSSPs can offer your organization all of the benefits of a personal team of cybersecurity experts without the significant overhead costs associated with an in-house department.
Stay Up to Date on Cybersecurity Threats
A cybercriminal only has to breach your defenses once to gain unauthorized access to your systems. Your organization has to thwart their efforts every single time to ensure those digital assets remain secure.
Detecting and tracking credible threats, monitoring systems for suspicious activity, and ensuring your defenses are up to snuff is a full-time job. A good MSSP not only performs all of these critical tasks for you, but they do so 24/7/365 and are staffed by a team of diverse experts who can pinpoint which potential threats are credible, and have the skills and knowledge to safeguard your assets effectively.
Rapid Incident Response
If a cybersecurity incident does occur, an MSSP is poised and ready to respond effectively. Their team of experts will work to pinpoint the breach, determine how it occurred, and work with you to shore up your defenses. They can also help you assess the damage, identify vulnerabilities and gaps in your current cybersecurity defenses, and craft new policies to address those limitations.
Once the incident has been dealt with, your MSSP can also help you train your employees to prevent or mitigate future incidents, and can even run tabletop scenarios or pen tests to help your team test out their new skills and strategies in a no-stakes environment.
Extend Your Team While Minimizing Costs
A good MSSP should feel like an extension of your own team, integrating smoothly into your existing structure while bringing valuable expertise and experience to the table. By outsourcing your cybersecurity to an MSSP, you can avoid the substantial overhead costs associated with supporting an in-house team and the hassle of hiring and retaining qualified employees in the midst of a severe shortage of cybersecurity talent in the United States.
Focus on Your Business
Not everyone is a cybersecurity expert, and that is okay. Though every organization needs to have robust yet flexible policies in place to safeguard their digital assets, your role in your organization is to do what you do best: your job.
When you hire a good MSSP, you can rest assured that your organization’s cybersecurity is in good hands and focus on your business.
Manage Risk & Compliance
A good MSSP will help you safeguard your digital assets and help you ensure that your organization is compliant with all relevant legal and regulatory rules. Rules and regulations are typically convoluted and may change suddenly with little warning, so it is imperative that you have access to a team of experts who can ensure your organization remains compliant. If an incident does occur, your MSSP can help you alert the relevant legal and regulatory authorities, by filing the appropriate reports.
Your MSSP can also help you effectively manage risk so that you can minimize the chances of a breach occurring in the first place.
An MSSP You Can Trust
VirtualArmour provides comprehensive and tailored cybersecurity and networking solutions for organizations of all sizes in all industries. We offer 24/7/365 monitoring, rapid response, and employee training.
For more information, please contact us.