“By having the ability to extend your staff with a
trusted partner that can provide additional analytics and faster response times . . . , you are working toward
a more mature security program.”
In the cybersecurity industry, you can never have enough resources to assist with threat detection. By having the ability to extend your staff with a trusted partner that can provide additional analytics and faster response times to security events in your environment, you are working toward a more mature security program.
Deciding whether you need managed detection and response (MDR) resources—and what kind of resources you need—requires taking a hard look at your own detection and response capabilities. It may be that a specific incident causes you to examine whether you have gaps in your ability to identify threats. Or, you may have constraints on existing resources that you know limit your capabilities, not only with technology and skills but the level of work that people can take on day to day. You have to take a step back and determine whether an opportunity exists to improve your detection capabilities because in today’s world, it’s easy to miss real threats. An MDR service
provider can extend your staff with threat-handling expertise and tools. It can also develop a broader picture of the threat landscape, and that experience adds value to the advice and information the provider can share with you.
This is an excerpt from 7 Experts on Transitioning to Managed Detection and Response. This eBook was generously sponsored by GoSecure.