Defending against cyber attacks requires the right tools and expertise. For small to medium-sized businesses, that means either hiring a team of security engineers or outsourcing to a leading MSSP with multiple security engineers and analysts for a fraction of the cost.
In this article, we will explore the core services that are typically offered by managed cybersecurity services providers (MSSPs) to help bolster your organization’s defenses against current and emerging threats. These core services include:
Monitoring the Security Environment
An MSSP will monitor your company’s security environment to look for suspicious activity and other signs of a breach. This includes identifying and responding to vulnerabilities within the system, including misconfigurations. These types of vulnerabilities account for 85% of data breaches, according to IBM.
The MSSP will also deploy and manage security technologies in your organization to help keep your business secure. This includes configuring and managing firewalls and other software solutions to protect against cyberattacks. In addition, an MSSP will configure and manage endpoint detection and response (EDR) to protect against the threat of malware, viruses, and other infections that can be spread through work-from-home or third-party applications.
Lastly, an MSSP will offer consulting services to draft and implement a comprehensive cyber security strategy for your business. This helps ensure your organisation’s defences are aligned with your business objectives and help you improve the maturity of your security operations. An MSSP will also provide a dedicated support desk to handle incidents when they occur and provide 24/7 network security monitoring.