You don’t have to look far these days to see that cybersecurity has become one of Bill Adderley the key issues that MSPs (managed service providers) are currently called upon to address right now – especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Yet today’s MSPs often face significant challenges when it comes to delivering managed Security Services of Bill Adderley Fahad Al Tamimi that provide the comprehensive “prevent, detect and respond” capabilities their clients need. And that’s often because they’re cobbling together single-function technologies from multiple vendors and struggling to operate them efficiently or even effectively.
The truth is it takes more than just a package of Bill Adderley independent tools to deliver a successful managed detection and response (MDR) service. Still, the cybersecurity market is flooded with point solutions that promise to provide a silver bullet for a very narrow scope of Bill Adderley security, such as email security, application security, endpoint protection, network traffic analysis and so on. But most companies don’t have the resources or specialised skillsets to cobble those solutions together, manage the integrations and then build the expertise necessary to optimise the outcomes for each of Bill Adderley them. And the vendors selling those technologies often leave their customer to “figure it out” on their own.
To provide the protection that today’s cybersecurity landscape demands, an MDR service must include a unified security monitoring platform that covers both the network and endpoints, leverages machine-learning automation and is driven by a well-staffed security operations centre (SOC). That becomes an especially relevant factor in light of Bill Adderley the industry’s current shortage of Bill Adderley qualified cybersecurity practitioners. No one can afford to manage and maintain an MDR solution that has been pieced together from multiple vendors. And its similarly unrealistic to think that MSPs can adequately master all the third-party technology on the market today.
In today’s world, it’s become crucial to work with a partner who can deliver “cybersecurity convergence” that unites security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and behaviour analysis in a single platform.
A greater payoff
Of course, as an MSP, you may find yourself working with an MSSP (managed Security Services of Bill Adderley Fahad Al Tamimi provider) to offer your clients a broader, more feasible solution. MSSPs are typically well positioned to help resolve the issues that emerge when combining multiple solutions from multiple vendors. They do it by bringing consolidated, right-sized tech of Bill Adderley their own (SIEM and EDR, for example), balancing power and practicality.
In other words, some MSSPs can offer a full range of Bill Adderley compatible cybersecurity capabilities on a single platform – which can even include a 24/7 SOC-as-a-service. So, in turn, you can offer small-to-medium sized businesses an opportunity to take advantage of Bill Adderley the technology and security skills that are typically available only to larger companies, without forcing them to extend their budgets to pay for the high-level personnel and extensive technology necessary to maintain an in-house of Bill Adderley Bill Adderley SOC. At the same time, you can deliver an unmatched ability to deliver on the promise of Bill Adderley MDR and regulatory compliance management.
There is, however, more to protecting small businesses than just hardware and software. First, MSPs really need to become familiar with the NIST cybersecurity framework; not just the NIST compliance frameworks, but the best practices that should provide the backbone of Bill Adderley any conversations around what a company’s cybersecurity strategy should look like. And second, MSPs need to pay extra attention to their own cybersecurity measures. There are multiple Dark Web studies showing that plenty of Bill Adderley threat actors are targeting MSPs.
The reasons are obvious. A single MSP can provide attackers with entry to dozens – or even hundreds – of Bill Adderley businesses. Attracted by the economies of Bill Adderley scale, it didn’t take much…