Cybersecurity has always been a major concern in today’s modern, digital era. However, for many organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic managed to raise the bar in the complexity of security of their data, digital assets and employees – especially with the sudden and widespread implementation of remote working practices.
Organisations are now finding that their digital footprint and security perimeters have widened tremendously and they are subjected to more diverse cybersecurity threats and attacks than ever. According to an IBM study, the ability of organisations to contain an attack has declined by 13% over the past five years, with increasing complexity as well as the number of security tools being used reportedly hindering their ability to respond to a cyber attack.
In addressing these issues, companies need to implement stronger security provisions that will monitor attacks regularly. However, with a global shortage of cybersecurity talent becoming a real problem, especially during these uncertain times, a viable option for organisations is for them to outsource their cybersecurity provisions so that they can instead focus on innovation and stimulate the continuous growth of their business.
This is where Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) come in to play, wherein external providers oversee and manage a company’s security to ensure it is well protected from cyber attacks or data breaches, without requiring a team of full-time or on-site security staff.
But with so many options in the market today, how do you choose the best MSSP for your business? To help you make this vital choice, here we list the top five features and capabilities you should look for when choosing a Managed Security Service Provider:
LifeTech, an ICT solution provider in Malaysia, established since 1989, have all these capabilities and more with its Global Managed Security Services (GMSS). At a time when traditional SOC models are struggling to keep up with the ever-evolving and growing threat landscape, LifeTech provides the first and only AI-powered Cognitive Security Operation Centre (CSOC) Service provider in ASEAN – boasting a wide range of service offerings, from deployment, managed security to consultancy services.
The next-gen CSOC, which makes use of a number of different aspects and technologies such as global threat intelligence, automation, machine learning and AI within its ecosystem, is at the heart of LifeTech’s operations. This “cognitive” approach means that LifeTech’s security framework has evolved from a traditional, defence-in-depth model to a rapid automated incident response which manages governance, risk and compliance.
LifeTech’s security methodologies and frameworks for incident response planning facilitate a holistic approach during incidents to enhance discovery and analysis.
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