“Almost half of businesses in the UK including SMEs (43%) suffered a cyber-attack in the last twelve months.” – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Reasons for outsourcing cyber security services
Advantages of Managed Service Provider (MSP)
Breadth of cyber security knowledge
In the UK:
Lack of proper knowledge on the contributing factors and sources for most of the disruptive breaches makes businesses vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
As such its best to outsource cyber security to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). Experience and knowledge of managed cyber security service providers will reduce the chances of a cyber-attack considerably.
Also, a managed security service provider will be able to educate employees through cyber security awareness training programs and monitor your organisations exposure on the dark web, amongst other things
Fixed monthly or yearly cost
Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) offer cyber security services at a very affordable and fixed cost.
Majority of MSSPs offer their services to businesses on a monthly subscription fee, but some may charge it annually.
The fixed cost helps businesses to plan their cyber security investment efficiently.
24/7 peace of mind
Managed security service providers will perform around-the-clock monitoring.
Continuous monitoring is an essential aspect of security as an enterprise can come under a cyber-attack at any time of the day.
With 24/7 monitoring and security support, businesses can enjoy peace of mind to focus on their core business operations and revenue generating activities
Availability of cyber security professionals
Outsourcing cyber security is the best option for businesses these days, and it is especially crucial for businesses that have limited budget or employees.
Businesses often have trouble attracting and retaining top security professionals.
Some do not have the time or resource to deal with routine maintenance, which will ultimately lead to an inefficient security system.
Better Security Management
Managed security service providers (MSSP) use a suite of detection and prevention tools and robust backup protocols to try and prevent cyber-attacks and shorten recovery time.
Outsourcing cyber security services to MSSPs will reduce and mitigate cyber threats.
MSSPs maintain cutting-edge security technologies to provide endpoint protection, web and dark web monitoring, security awareness training, penetration testing, vulnerability scans, firewall management and much more.