Outsourcing is a sometimes controversial subject, but when outsourcing cyber security is the focus, the opinions seem to be less controversial — it’s an accepted practice. Deloitte, one of the leading organizations of technology-based surveys, found that of the 500 C-level executives surveyed, almost all of them outsource at least a portion of their cyber security solutions.
The most commonly outsourced components include the following:
- Security operations
- Vulnerability management
- Physical security
Year after year, as outsourcing cyber security becomes a more accepted route to take, new technology is ramped up to answer the needs of many in innumerable industries. A common thread among all of them is their need for a cost-effective solution, which they can find by outsourcing rather than looking within.
Taking a proactive approach to cyber security is gaining steam. Rather than sit and wait to react to a threat, organizations are looking deeper into their operations to see where they are vulnerable.
The problem is that many organizations have invested in this area and were still falling victim to attacks. Yes, cyber criminals are crafty and dedicated to exploiting even the smallest opening to a system; but there are ways around this, and it involves outsourcing more functions to the professionals who know what to look for. For example, vulnerability testing carried out by a third party can bring an objective approach to the process, revealing areas of weakness that were unnoticed previously.
As you know, cyber criminals don’t keep regular hours. They’re even using automated bots to maintain the attacks while your security operations center is not up and running. Outsourcing becomes a nice option because of the robust network monitoring and managed security services that work around the clock for you.
Providers that have managed security services and managed detection and response solutions utilize tools that assist you in keeping tabs on what’s going on with your system, keeping you aware and protected. And because these services are outsourced, there is no work on your end — no updating, managing software, purchasing hardware, or anything else that is usually involved with an on-premise solution. You just sit back and reap the rewards of managed services.
At eXemplify, our goal is to bring top-notch technology to the forefront so our clients don’t have to constantly stress about falling victim to the myriad of attacks that befall too many organizations. Our approach involves years and years of experience working with many leaders in the tech industry providing solutions that work in protecting sensitive data, systems, and reputations. Contact us and let’s talk about your unique needs.