Why Move to an MSSP? Securing I.T. in an Era of Threat

Securing I.T. in an Era of Threat Surplus and Talent Scarcity

This paper identifies and analyzes the most common reasons provided by IT directors and chief information security officers for moving IT security functions to a hybrid or fully managed security services provider (MSSP) model. While rationales ranged from tactical to strategic, MSSPs offered unique methods of overcoming several common challenges. Depending on an organization’s ability to hire, train and retain in-house security experts, and efficiently use their costly skill sets, the case for an MSSP goes from being a convenience to the only viable way to effectively expand the breadth and depth of an organization’s security coverage to acceptable levels.

Why Move to an MSSP? Securing I.T. in an Era of Threat