Top 5 Reasons to Supplement Your Security Team With a Managed SOC

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surface to target, not to mention an increased capacity to leverage advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The reality is that more attacks are being executed and security teams must keep up with a constant onslaught. The 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon analyzed more than 53,000 security incidents in 2017, including 2,216 confirmed breaches. Nearly three quarters were perpetrated by outsiders, and 76 percent were financially motivated. 3 And, while technology innovation is driving digital transformation and disruption, it is also creating more vulnerabilities for criminals to exploit. Web applications expose us to threats from bots and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Increased mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) expand the attack surface exponentially, and greater use of open-source software makes it easier and less expensive for criminals to launch attacks. Reason No. 2: Leverage top cybersecurity talent While the threat landscape is becoming more complex, our resources to fight back are being stretched thin, particularly our people resources. Fifty-one percent of organizations say they have a problematic shortage of skills in 2018. And even more concerning, by 2022, there is an expected shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals. 4 Finding, hiring, retaining, and training in-house talent is increasingly difficult, even for the largest enterprises. The high demand has led to cybersecurity talent staying in roles for shorter periods of time, often leaving for "greener pastures" offered by recruiters competing for talent. Your in-house expert may not be there next month. 3 "2018 Data Breach Investigations Report," Verizon, April 2018 4 "Cybersecurity Faces 1.8 Million Worker Shortfall by 2022," Dark Reading, June 7, 2017 With a managed SOC, you have access to cybersecurity experts who have broad experience across various industries, geographies, and company sizes. With the right partner, you can take advantage of ongoing 24/7 year-round monitoring and tuning to mitigate attacks across the globe, so you always have eyes on your environment. Reason No. 3: Reduce costs and change your security economics A managed security model enables you to take advantage of cloud economics and agility. You eliminate the need to invest upfront in expensive hardware and reduce the need for internal resources to be dedicated to ongoing maintenance. You also eliminate upgrade and replacement costs. Additionally, a managed SOC can accelerate time to protection while putting much less of a drain on cybersecurity personnel resources. In addition, you move from a Capex model to an Opex model, which is much easier to budget, manage, and scale. Reason No. 4: Stay current with technology innovation Technology is advancing rapidly. AI, machine learning, and automation are critical factors in cybersecurity. Malicious actors are using this technology, and organizations are recognizing that you need a machine to fight a machine. Staying on top of the latest technology can be a daunting task for security teams, particularly at midsize companies where resources may be stretched thin. Partnering with an innovative provider can ensure that your organization evolves to keep pace with the changing threat landscape in a way that will support and complement your in-house teams. Reason No. 5: Reduce complexity Proper maintenance of cybersecurity solutions can be hard, especially for a small organization. Threats TOP 5 REASONS TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR SECURITY TEAMS WITH A MANAGED SOC 2

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