Outsourcing cyber security solutions is only made difficult by the fact that there are so many from which to choose. Enterprises are looking for solutions that will detect and identify anomalies and threats, and provide the protection needed to reach company goals without being impeded by the constant worry of cyber attack.
Pulling Out the Metrics
Outsourcing cyber security solutions can be a challenge for enterprises that are not entirely sure how these solutions will mitigate their risks. By utilizing metrics, the options can be narrowed down to what will work for each respective company. Some companies could have a hundred or more metrics to draw from.
However, the best solutions are those that allow an enterprise to define its thresholds for alerts. These solutions generate immediate alerts to let the company know when an intrusion has occurred. Automation and a degree of predictability are further hallmarks of a top cyber security solution. They are custom-built to the enterprise’s security needs and completely actionable. But custom-built solutions like these can also be expensive and labor-intensive for IT staff.
Know Your Risks
Smaller organizations are not immune from risk. Knowing that many small organizations take cyber security for granted, some cyber criminals make a career of targeting them, as they have nearly unfettered access to small organizations’ data. Even small organizations should develop a risk register.
Outsourcing cyber security makes sense when the robustness of partners’ solutions is considered. Furthermore, the pricing aspect is fairly straightforward because you only pay for what you use. Most offer intrusion detection tools that are quite cost-effective considering the partner takes care of all the updates and maintenance — something many small companies are unable to do on their own at an affordable cost.
At Copper State Communications, we know how daunted companies are by the thought of implementing a security solution or outsourcing cyber security. We’ve developed solutions for improving cyber security, including our 24/7 monitoring service that ensures strong perimeters and controlled network access. Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can meet your unique needs.