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3 Benefits of Using a Team of 24/7 Cybersecurity Experts

05/14/2018  |  By: Thomas Lewis, CISSP, CISA, QSA, Chief Executive Officer, Information Security

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Cybersecurity has become a primary business objective in almost every industry, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. By 2020, the world will need to defend 50 times more data than it does today. Because of growing digital footprints, constantly evolving threats, and challenges around budgeting, many companies have partnered with a managed security service provider (MSSP) to defend against potential threats. 

According to a recent survey of in-house IT security professionals, 86% of IT security professionals either already partner or plan to partner with an MSSP for their cybersecurity expertise. Not just an “outsourced vendor,” the best managed security services team is one that will genuinely understand your specific needs, know your people, and have a familiarity with your unique environment. This is where LBMC Information Security’s Managed Security Services team shines.

Not All MSSPs Are Created Equal

While partnering with a managed security service provider has become commonplace, choosing the right MSSP is critical. Not all managed security service providers are created equal. Some specialize in specific industries. Others provide different levels of protection and cybersecurity services. Of course, cost is another important difference. 

As a result, selecting the right MSSP can seem overwhelming. But, the most important criteria in choosing the right MSSP involves trust. We know that many organizations have staff restraints in information security and need outside resources. A trustworthy security vendor can help you stay compliant and offer a proactive, around-the-clock approach to data security. This assures confidence that your data is safe and secure. One of most cited reasons our customers choose us over other MSSPs is that we quickly and intentionally assess your unique needs while building trustworthy relationships with your team members. Doing so then positions us to find solutions that make sense for your specific environment.

3 Benefits of Using a Team of 24/7 Cybersecurity Experts

As a team of 24/7 cybersecurity experts, here are three areas where we’ve been able to support our clients that other providers might not: 

  1. Proactive Threat Protection. Support for real-time visibility into operations is essential given the growing number of devices and workstations that need to be protected. Our IDS/IPS systems work together to provide proactive, comprehensive protection in real-time. Hiring us to manage your IDS/IPS offers robust protection and around-the-clock monitoring that scales as your enterprise grows.

  1. Tailor-Made Solutions for Your Business. Because many organizations have been burned or let down by security vendors in the past and sometimes feel hesitant to reach out for help, it’s important for CISOs to have confidence in knowing that they have the best team in place to protect their data. Our relational approach involves getting to know your business, your customers, your team, and your business outcomes and concerns. We understand your staff constraints, and we can tailor solutions to best fit your specific needs and environment that can save you money and help you maintain compliance. In the end, your customers will thrive because their data is safe.

  1. Advanced Technology. A critical advantage of a being a 24/7 managed security service provider is rooted in the technology we leverage to protect our clients. As a result, you benefit from best-in-class cybersecurity technology without taking on the cost of purchasing high-end hardware or software. Since we intentionally get to know and understand your network better than anybody else, we maintain an intimate knowledge of your network and data, positioning you to save the day when something goes wrong. Once we establish what “normal” looks like for your system, we can address any potential threats or issues quickly and effectively.

Learn How LBMC Information Security Can Solve Your Cybersecurity Needs

Many discerning organizations that take the time to thoroughly investigate MSSPs choose LBMC Information Security to protect their enterprises. Our team was recognized as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solution Providers by CIOReview. Our 95-plus percent customer retention rate speaks to the level of service and protection we provide our clients.

If you want to learn more about our managed security services, connect with our team here to learn more about our free 30-day trial. We also offer a variety of free and helpful resources, including blogspodcasts and webinars, and downloadable guides to help you ease the burden of protecting your data, ultimately leading to confidence in knowing you have a trusted team in place to help you on an ongoing basis.