What, why and how
As security threats increase in prominence and news of breaches increase in the media, the response of mitigating such threats, and the allocation of security spend within IT and enterprise budgets, is no longer a trivial task. Allocating this budget is a broad challenge spread across an ever increasing range of people, process and technology concerns.
A consequence of this is that if organizations are storing more and moreinformation, the risk that this information may be misused or leaked also grows substantially.
This paper discusses business case arguments around outsourced Managed Security Solutions (MSS), why they are increasingly adopted by organizations, and how such outsourced security services have evolved. It also highlights various soft and numeric benefits argued in favour of MSS, and what to look for when selecting such providers from the marketplace.