We recently welcomed veteran technology marketing executive, Steve Harrington, to the Cygilant team as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Cygilant, Steve worked at Extreme Networks where he was vice president of marketing. I recently sat down with Steve to discuss his new role and decision to join the Cygilant team, and get to know him better as a person, including what makes him tick. Following is a transcript of our discussion.
Click here to view the formal announcement on Steve’s appointment and Cygilant’s new headquarters in Burlington, Mass.
A few months back, I shared how to get a 24x7 SOC without hiring. Today, let’s talk more about why you can’t afford to wait to get a 24x7 SOC up and running. Every company, no matter what industry or size, is now the target of cyberattacks. There is no organization immune from the threat posed by internal and external threats. Smaller companies may be even more susceptible to the risks of security breaches, ransomware, and intellectual property theft, simply because they often lack the resources needed to properly monitor, identify incidents, and respond in a timely fashion.
SOC as a service can be a cost-effective alternative for organizations who struggle with the time, budget, or trained staff needed to build and manage their own 24x7 SOC. A SOC-as-a-Service solution will help provide the extra eyes for 24x7 coverage along with security expertise and guidance for remediating potential security incidents that are detected. Services typically also install and tune the necessary technology, removing this burdensome task from your organization. Here are three reasons to consider SOC as a Service:
When resources are unlimited, you can afford wasteful spending. But for most organizations with limited IT budgets and too few staff, it’s important to invest your security spend wisely. This means finding the ways to stretch your dollar further and get better value out of your investments. You can’t afford to waste money on solutions that are never deployed or require staff you don’t have to manage.
Using a managed security service can be a great way to gain enterprise-class security without making big investments in-house. For mid-size companies it can be especially attractive because it allows the existing IT team to be more efficient and productive without adding headcount.
Is your team overwhelmed and under-resourced? Extend your team and gain a 24x7 SOC without hiring for a single new position. Given the shortage of security talent in the market today, it can be extremely difficult to hire and retain qualified staff even if you have the resources. For those who don’t, it can be near to impossible.