How to Combat the Cyber Security Skills Gap with Managed Security Services

June 15, 2021
How to Combat the Cyber Security Skills Gap With Managed Security Services

The technology landscape these days seems to be an ongoing battle between organizations embracing digital transformations and the increased risk of advancing cyber-criminals. In order to combat these malicious attacks, efforts to secure the cloud and implement compliance standards for infrastructure is more important than ever. 

What is The Cyber Security Skills Gap?

Cyber Security professionals are in huge demand as more organizations adopt these digital transformations, but the shortage of professionals who have hands-on security experience is leaving these organizations vulnerable and at a heightened risk of data breaches and noncompliance, as we’ve seen over the past year. The increased cyberattacks and sophistication of hackers means that breaches may stay undetected for months before discovery. So how can organizations get the assistance they need with this skills gap?

The Solution: Managed Security Services

Managed Security services from a managed security service provider (MSSP) offer a unique solution that combat the challenges posed by the skills gap, equipping organizations with the experienced security team they need. MSSPs are very familiar with the policies of major cloud service providers, understand security and compliance requirements, and can provide constant monitoring. Here are some of the key benefits that come with managed security services:

Enhanced Organizational Efficiency

With a MSSP, your internal IT team will be able to focus on other aspects of their work as they no longer will have to keep track of and manually address each alert or security threat. Along with more time for other tasks, they will be better equipped to offer training, onboard new employees, and provide day-to-day support. The managed service provider will thwart security risks that can threaten business continuity and efficiency by recommending the best course of action for investigating suspicious activities.

Reduced Costs

By choosing managed security services, you essentially lower the need for on-site experts. Instead of hiring a domain expert, a firewall expert, and so on, you’ll have access to all these resources through your one provider. On the other hand, you may feel comfortable still having an in-house IT staff to manage day-to-day issues. However, it can take away from the valuable company resources that could be used for core business operations. Managed security services provide a host of resources and a professional team at a fraction of the cost.

Increased Security

Increased security is without a doubt the most valuable aspect of managed security services. Present day hackers and cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly more savvy with the ever-changing technological innovations, and the best way to combat that is with the same level of expertise. A MSSP will give you just that. Your provider will implement strong, reliable network security with constant monitoring to reduce the risk of cybercriminals threatening your organization.

Compliance Reports

MSSPs are always up-to-date on changing regulations and compliance standards that must be in place at your organization. A reputable provider can ensure you’re always in compliance and security solutions are updated so you avoid any penalties.

Final Thoughts

The cyber-security skills gap has affected organizations of all sizes, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with an insecure cloud. With compliance regulations increasing and attacks becoming more sophisticated, organizations should look to managed security services to avoid vulnerability and retain business continuity.

Manage Security Solutions at Lighthouse Technology Partners

Lighthouse delivers world-class Managed Cyber Security solutions for today’s dynamic threat landscape. After we digitally transform your business as part of our new customer process, we then begin a business journey embracing continual change and change management.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Lighthouse Technology Partners today for a free consultation.