Every company needs to be able to spot danger and act right away. But it costs a lot of money and time to build a detection and reaction system, and many organisations have trouble getting all the pieces together. Most of the time, the problem is not with the devices themselves. The hard part is putting together a team of skilled analysts, scientists, researchers, and engineers who know how to use and optimise this power. Even though the main need is the same for most businesses, security programmes are very different.
Here are the five most important reasons why you should outsource your SOC.
It is expensive to find and keep good SIEM/SOC teams.
Locally, implementing SIEM and SOC lets you hire a new worker who knows everything there is to know about the security business. Most of the time, you do this because no one on your team has the right skills. Finding a single skilled person who can solve all SIEM/SOC problems can be a real nightmare.
Even if you wanted to hire a lot of security experts, it would be hard to keep them on staff because their salaries are so high. Even though security is important, most organisations don’t have a lot of money to spend on it, so outsourcing SIEM/SOC is a good idea. We would suggest, though, that you go to a good organisation.
More skills and knowledge to choose from
The danger environment is always changing because the risks of ignoring threats and weaknesses are always growing. Because of this, cybersecurity needs professional knowledge and skills that must always be updated and improved. But it’s hard for in-house workers to find time to go to security training, especially since Cybersecurity is the job of IT teams and they have to balance a lot of goals.
Only one in four company units (24 percent) said that any of their cyber workers had been trained in the past year. About 408,000 companies (30%) have more specialised skills gaps in areas like penetration testing, forensic analysis, and security design. Over a quarter of companies (27%) have a skills gap in incident response and do not outsource it (DCMS).
Information security risk management needs professionals who are committed and know a lot about how cybercriminals work and the methods they use. By outsourcing security, companies get access to a team of security experts who have worked in many different businesses and have a wide range of skills. Outsourcing also gives you a different point of view, which can help you find problems that in-house teams might miss.
The ability to change and grow
MSSP has different services based on the features or levels. Have you ever thought about why they do these things? Simply put, they do this so they can appeal to people at different levels of the business.
To put this in perspective, not all business needs are the same. For example, your start-up business might only need a single security expert who works a few hours a day. When you outsource a service, your MSSP will put together your wants and those of other people to hire full-time staff.
Even if he only worked a few hours, you would end up paying for the services of a single professional if you did this. So, MSSP has different plans based on the size of your business to meet your different needs. If you are just starting out, you can pay less than you would for a full-fledged business.
As your business grows, you will eventually need to scale up and get a new plan. Since you only pay for what you need, this adds to your flexibility. The same comparison is used by web companies. They offer shared hosting for new businesses, virtual private servers for middle-sized businesses, and dedicated bare-metal servers for big businesses.
Lessened the stress on teams at home
Many companies use small teams of people who work for them to handle all of their hacking operations. Because of this, people who work in cybersecurity are often busy and stressed out. Protecting organisations from the new cyber threats is hard, so teams often can’t keep up with important security tasks like risk management and watching the network around the clock.
Security Operations are supported by a wide range of security tools used by organisations. But setting up, tuning, and controlling these devices is a constant task in and of itself. Security systems send out a lot of warnings, and it’s easy to miss important security incidents if they aren’t looked at by experts. It’s no wonder that cybersecurity threats also wear out security teams that are already busy.
Organisations are under pressure because there aren’t enough IT security experts around the world. This shortage, which now tops four million, makes it expensive to hire and keep security experts.
Outsourcing Cybersecurity makes it easier for IT and security teams to do their jobs by giving them experts to help carry the load. Outsourcing also means that a company is still protected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when employees aren’t there.
Service that is guaranteed and doesn’t stop
Cyber threats and bad players never go to sleep, and malicious tools that are programmed to look for network holes do so day and night. Maintaining cybersecurity activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week needs more team members to quarantine a threat and stop it from spreading across your networks, and you must respond to threats right away.
By having a SOC around the clock and following a service-level agreement (SLA) that outlines the service’s scope and how it will be delivered.
The SLA (Service Level Agreement) also makes sure that an organisation gets all the software changes and patches it needs when they become available or when new threats are ready to be dealt with.
How to find the best security outsourcing partner
Cybersecurity outsourcing may seem scary, but if you choose the right partner, you can solve any problems. At Managex, we help you meet your security goals with a variety of cybersecurity solutions, such as the award-winning Managed Detection, Response, and Penetration Testing services. As an extension of your team, our highly trained experts work to give you the tools, advice, and results you need to protect what’s important to you.
We will work closely with you to fully understand your needs and make sure that your security keeps up with changing threats.