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Why you need a Managed Security Service Provider

Posted by Kendall King on Oct 28, 2019 3:51:16 PM
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Why you need a Managed Security Service Provider

Cyber security is no joke, and businesses cannot afford to ignore the dangers lurking in the cyber world. With an increase in cyber breaches every year, cybercriminals are not fussy and can target any given organisation, regardless of their size. If you missed our previous article, you could check out the list of cyber security breaches that occurred in Australia in 2019.

Most prominent organisations can afford to invest in their in-house security experts to complement their relationship with external partners. What about everyone else? If your business has a small or limited budget, you don’t have to go unprotected, you can leverage the power of partnering with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) for your cyber security needs.

 

Leveraging an MSSP

When you partner with an MSSP, your business instantly gains a dedicated team of IT professionals who will oversee your security requirements. From a cost-saving perspective, this is an effective strategy that saves you having to recruit and train new staff to manage the security for your business.

By teaming up with an MSSP, you immediately receive the support that focuses on enhanced security, 24/7 monitoring, real-time threat protection and Security Awareness Training, to name a few. You can immediately prevent attacks and protect your business from malicious threats. MSSPs are experts in identifying and fixing weak spots in your existing IT infrastructure, having a specialised crew at your disposal will help you strengthen your security posture quicker.

 

Saving you money

An MSSP will ensure that your business has the highest level of security. Their team of experienced Security Engineers will design, implement and manage a solution specifically tailored for your business. This means that you only pay for the services your business needs, this saves you from having to employ your security team. An MSSP will also reduce any software licensing costs as they have existing relationships with leading cyber security vendors.

 

Our managed services

ASD8 as a Service helps you manage risks that are specific to your business. 85% or more of the most common types of cyberattacks are mitigated by the ASD Essential 8. It enables your organisation to efficiently deploy defence and government recommended security controls without hiring and retaining expensive internal cyber security staff. You will be able to meet the highest and most effective security standards through an outsourced managed service model. By outsourcing your cyber security, you can gain round-the-clock access to leading experts, while reducing your overall maintenance costs and maximise your return on investment.

SIEM as a Service (Security Information and Event Management) gathers and stores security and event information to provide a single console for real-time monitoring, machine learning, advanced threat detection and user/entity behavioural analytics capabilities to improve security operations, threat detection and remediation. It also provides you with end-to-end visibility, detection and response capabilities with 24/7 staffing.

 

Security Awareness Training

Businesses need to develop security-focused culture and Security Awareness Training is the best way to engage employees. Without the correct training your staff could be at risk of making serious mistakes, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Security Awareness Training will empower your employees to make informed decisions, protect your business assets and prevent downtime induced from a cyberattack. When it comes to cyber security you need to be proactive, it is the best line of defence you can put in place to protect your business.

 

Who we are and how can we help you?

The Missing Link helps businesses achieve their goals through IT transformation. With over 20 years’ experience we are recognised as industry leaders. There is no single cyber security solution that can completely safeguard you but by layering different security solutions it mitigates the chances of your business being compromised.

Our security specialists can assess your entire environment and advise, implement or consult with you on the best strategy to ensure your business stands strong. Contact us to learn more.

 

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