No matter how stringent your preventative security technologies you have in place, no company can be fully free of the risk of enduring the breaches. It is important to be able to detect and respond to the threats are rapidly as possible. This is why companies hire Managed Security Service Providers or MSSPs for threat monitoring, seeking cybersecurity vulnerability, fixing them and notifying features. Here is a list of factors you should consider before hiring one for your firm.
By providing the staff required to keep an eye on the networks and endpoints at all times, MSSPs are deemed the extension of in house resources, assisting the companies to bridge the cyber resource and knowledge gap. When it comes to choosing an MSSP, choose a company that has an in-depth understanding of the cyber threat ecosystem, tactics used by the hackers and the tools that help in defending against them. Seek a provider that prioritizes staff training, has a range of security accreditations and has an expertise that uses multiple threat detection tools. They should also focus strongly on customer service and service delivery.
It can be really difficult to choose an MSSP when there are so many options available that help in preventing, detecting, containing and remediating threats. As the technology is evolving, the costly technologies are becoming obsolete. Companies should seek an MSSP that offers technology like SIEM, IDS, EDR, behavioral monitoring, and vulnerability scanning to offer extensive network and endpoint visibility to find and respond to threats beforehand. Choose an MSSP that has a vendor agnostic approach that provides solutions suitable for each environment.
MSSPs are beyond observation and monitoring which offers a more proactive and outcome associated approach to threat discovery and mediation. MSSPs are also beyond the scope of conventional MSSPs that use the leading edge tools and intelligence to offer actionable insights and analytics for enhanced incident awareness, swifter and more reliable in decision making.
Now that the threats are more persistent and complex, the passive monitoring approach in now rendered ineffective. MSSPs deal with real time threat hunters who use the leading edge behavioral analytics security intelligence to hunt for new kinds of threats that overcome the current defenses. By optimizing and baselining a range of technologies like AI, UEBA and machine learning tools, threat hunters can seek vulnerabilities and kill the chain of attacks.