As technology evolves, organizations must constantly adjust their cybersecurity strategies to
minimize risk. But keeping up with cyber threats often feels like a losing battle for organizations because staffing up cybersecurity teams remains a huge challenge. Qualified cybersecurity talent is hard to come by, and as companies try to build their teams as best they can, security gaps are always a concern.
Currently, there is a cybersecurity skills shortage of 4 million professionals worldwide and 805,000 in the United States, according to cybersecurity certifications organization (ISC)2 . And the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has found that 82 percent of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills. What’s worse, 71 percent of IT decision makers polled by CSIS believe the talent gap causes measurable damage to their organizations.
Thankfully, organizations don’t have to go it alone when it comes to security. An effective way to round out their security efforts is through strategic outsourcing to a managed services security provider (MSSP). Selecting the right partner gives organizations a better chance of implementing comprehensive security programs with end-to-end visibility and ongoing monitoring. A MSSP can fill gaps in areas such as patching, penetration testing, threat intelligence and artificial intelligence models designed to sift through massive amounts of data to spot previously unknown threats.
Working with a qualified security partner helps organizations fortify their defenses and minimize exposure to cyber risks, but it’s important to choose the right cybersecurity provider. Here are five best practices to find the best possible match: