The holiday bustle is upon us. As shoppers flock to the stores to wrap up their lists, cyber criminals are keeping extra busy as well. The unscrupulous are hoping to exploit the frenzy of transactions and cash in on the high-volume data traffic the season invariably brings.
As much as they might like to, these present-day Grinches can’t stop Christmas from coming — but don’t expect a change of heart, either. That means consumers and businesses alike need to stay on their toes, even as they break to join family and friends in celebration.
Staying on top of high-volume data traffic is already a formidable challenge for many organizations that deal with consumer information. The stress will be compounded as companies head into downtime while network activity spikes. So if you find yourself overwhelmed by the relentless, growing demands of cybersecurity, you aren’t alone.
In fact, an emerging trend across sectors indicates that organizations across the board are feeling overburdened with the task of managing their cybersecurity risk in-house. Even well-financed, sophisticated information security departments are looking toward outside partners to help them bolster their defenses in an increasingly complex threat landscape.
The Answer? Managed Security Services
Although managed security services are not a new concept in cybersecurity, these programs are coming to the forefront as a solution to security shortcomings. And as these services rise in prominence, best-in-class providers are expanding the scope and depth of services, offering a more complete program to fill the gaps in lacking cyber defenses.
If you’re exploring options for a managed security service, you’ll want to find a partner that can go beyond the basics.
Traditional, standard programs that provide little more than monitoring and reporting capabilities might make you feel secure for a moment or two, but they won’t actually do much to improve your security. Look for features like these to get the most from a managed security partner relationship:
- Cyber intelligence: Simply reporting on activities doesn’t help much if your organization can’t prioritize the information, correlate it to systems and identify prominent threats.
- Expertise in threat investigation: You want skilled professionals on your side who can deliver forensic information when an incident occurs and incorporate as many resources as possible to find threats, including dark web research.
- Incident response: Your partner should be highly skilled in responding to any incident and able to help your team enhance its response procedure.
- State-of-the-art tools: The partnerships your vendor partner leverages and the proprietary tools they have developed go a long way in making their services thorough and efficient.
Lunarline is a longtime provider of managed security services, leading the industry with robust solutions that help close the cybersecurity gap. For more information on how Lunarline can help you, contact us online today.