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Is Security at a Tipping Point? Should you still go for it alone?

Zakir Hussain- BD Software Distribution

By : Mr. Zakir Hussain, CEO, BD Soft

Cybersecurity gets tougher and more challenging each year. Attacks are more frequent, targeted and sophisticated, resulting in increases of successful intrusions with devastating consequences. Have we finally reached a point of no return where most businesses should no longer go for it alone in providing for their own cyber-defense? Could organizations achieve better overall security outcomes by partnering with an MDR (Managed detection & response) service provider with top tools, triage processes and a professional security team already scaled out across all relevant security skill sets? Can MDR provide cost savings and step-level efficiency gains by freeing internal security teams to refocus on strategic business initiatives like accelerating cloud migration and expanding mobility?

For more businesses, the answers to these questions will increasingly be “yes” while other organizations will continue to secure themselves effectively using traditional vendor- supplied products and services. Today’s Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions are better than ever, but they don’t entirely take care of themselves—they require time and attention plus skill and coordination to be fully effective defenses. As the pace quickens and the security landscape grows more complex, each business must identify their individual “tipping point” where the MDR option makes the most logical sense for their continued security well-being.

Mind the Gaps: Whether by EDR or by MDR, each business must find a way to address 4 key gaps in their security operations:
Time – Security incident investigations are time consuming, complex and may require multiple staffers.
Skills – Constant challenge to recruit and retain qualified InfoSec staff with increasingly short tenures.
Outcomes – Detecting advanced and targeted attacks is hard, allowing attackers extended “dwell time”.
Efficiency – Too many tools and consoles across disparate technologies cloud the overall security picture.

Do you have security situational awareness? Do you know your real-time attack profile and defensive posture at any time? Can you be sure that you’re protected against the latest attacks and confident that your defenses are fully optimized? With MDR, cyber pros stay on top of your security situation and keep you informed at all times.

Eyes on the Prize
Attackers work 24×7. Does your security team do the same? If not, there’s lots of running room for cyber crooks. There are many benefits that accrue directly to your business when a cross-functional team of security experts keeps “eyes on glass” for you at all times, complete with the necessary skills to make connections between alert indicators on the endpoint and in the network, then knowing how to respond to quickly remediate the situation.

Find your Tipping Point to understand organization’s requirement on whether to continue managing security on your own or to switch to an MDR service provider.

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